If you can read this, you're not living in a dystopia! You know how teenagers end up so negative, depressed, and pessimistic? Maybe it's because we shove gloom and doom down their throats as part of their required reading. In the United States, George Orwell's mid-20th-century dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is heavily picked by teachers as required reading for students, and the blues don't end there. Here is a list of required reading titles for American high schools, let's see how negative these works are…
The Catcher in the Rye - Young boy rants about "phony" society, rages at the world.
Lord of the Flies - Group of stranded boys descends into homicidal savagery.
Animal Farm - Political revolution on a farm turns into dystopia for the animals.
Fahrenheit 451 - Dystopian society burns books because they're for smart people.
1984 - World has taken over by totalitarian regime just for the evil LULZ.
Brave New World - See the previous novel, filtered through Elon…
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