Originally posted by Deus_Brandon
Today's youth have it so much easier than any other youth in any other civilization ever !
How? I believe it is a common misconception made by many when it comes to our youth of today.
Why do they have it so damn easy? They are not out slaving under the son like we did when we were younger? Or is it that our government's finally
began to build schools in a location so that they no longer have to walk to school, uphill, both ways?
You can see what I am trying to get at. Kids today don't have it any easier than anyone did before them. Kids in the past may of had to work harder
in the home than they do today, but that is only one indication. Measuring one aspect and making up your mind may lead to a flawed conclusion.
Let's look at peer pressure. Years ago, the extent was a beer and a cigarette. Now look. Alcohol, Cigarettes, Heroin, Crack, Crystal Meth, Oxy
Contin, etc., etc., etc. What about sex? Sex in the past is nothing to what it is today. Sexually transmitted diseases are a pandemic with our
youth, not to mention teen pregnancies. What about AIDS?
Kids today can make one mistake, and pay for it for the rest of their life.
It's not just kids that have a lot of extra problems. Parents today face a harsher reality. We live in a materialistic world that forces both
parents out of the house to work. With any luck the parents are not battling a crippling addiction which would lead to an even more stressful home
life for the child, but best case scenario they are a latchkey child. In the past, a child would come home from school and have his or her mother
their with dinner ready.
Nowadays? A child gets home to an empty house and fends for himself. Lucky kid.
What about the pressure we put on children to succeed? Years ago a child would rarely finish school and enter the work force. Nowadays, employment
may not be as widespread. Depending on your demographs, receiving employment maybe very difficult and competitive. Which spells out a college
education to give yourself the upper hand. Kids are fourteen and fifteen years old, and being inundated with decisions that we tell them will dictate
what they do in life.
Why do we fill them with this crap?
Yes, kids get the bus to school these days. They don't have to walk. For the most part they don't have half the chores others did in the past.
And they normally own some sort of video game or other technology that our parents only dreamed of. However, this does not make life easier for them
or make them lucky.
Kids have it just as bad as any other generation. And if you ask my honest opinion, kids today have it much worse.