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originally posted by: Ghost147
I would say that the new generation may be at a severe risk in some areas because they are conditioned to believe there is no losing, and everything is fair, and you can't get a 0%, and everyone gets a participation award. This type of condition seems extremely dangerous, because when someone does fail, and they will, eventually, the impact is going to be massive, and potentially detrimental. Again, though, it's isolated to individuals, not an entire generation.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
Smoking weed at 16 and being lazy isn't the end of the world. He's got plenty of time to change.
I know a few people who were getting stoned at 16 and screwed around for a few years. With one exception, they've all got good jobs or professional careers now.
Totally agree with your feelings of wanting to whoop him upside the head so he doesn't make the same mistakes as we all do. Thing is, do we want robots who do as we say or people who think for themselves? You know the right answer to that
The way I look at it is that there are varying mentalities in all ages. I once watched a 80 year old man, who was wearing a backwards cap, and dressed kind of 'douchey', go up to a random overweight person and puff up his cheeks and widen his arms to make fun of their weight, then just walk away laughing by himself.