posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 05:21 PM
I agree to some degree that every generation thinks that the kids are a bunch of punks. But what happens when the kids really are turning into a
bunch of little punks, and largely based on the media which glamorises really unglamorus stuff.
I'm 27. I know I act twelve on the ATS boards, but I've got to agree that the current generation of kids are lousy. Whats with trying to stare
down adults. I was at a drive through the other day and some 16-17 year old is smokeing a ciggarette and giving me the what you looking at eye, while
his friend was buisy unloading the trash from his car onto the parking lot. The kid would just stop and stare at me for like 20-30 seconds at a time.
Pretty damned rude, and something that would have gotten you discaplined for a while ago. Even I knew that you don't go around staring people down
unless they've got a penis growing out of their forhead or something. I wanted to teach the twerp a little respect, which would have been pretty
darn easy to do since I'm 5,4 and 215 lbs (most of it muscle)and can knock around grown men that are at least a foot taller than me, but realised
that even if I did I would get arrested, the kid would get off without even a slap on the wrist and reinforce that he is some "bad ass" who
"ownes" the neighborhood, while driving around in his mama's car.
The problem is bad parenting that tells their little darlings that they are gods gift to the world and that they are intitled to everything including
really crappy behavior cause mommy will let you off the hook, and daddy just doesn't care. The second half of the problem is the police. They have
a place keeping kids in their place, and they should be sending a ton of em a day to juvi, or community service, or something, and also let the adults
smack around the punks a little. It's a community and we all need to do a little parenting. What ever happened to the days when the school dean or
principle really was a scary guy who kept you in line.
Kids are also way to self absorbed. Again a product of our current culture and media. They need to watch BBC or the news and not neccisarilly
pokemon all day. They still need to learn everything about the world in context to the world not their ego and self-desires. Which is another aspect
that parents get all wrong. It's all about what tyler wants. Wrong it's about whats good for tyler.
If little tyler thinks mom is his personal servant and that society can kiss his ass then mom taught that little tyler's feeling and most absurd
desires were more important than his place in society.
Also whats with pretending to be a criminal? There not, they wouldn't be able to do any of the stuff in real life that they pretend that they are.
We called them posers back in my day and they were a joke then, now it's legitamised to be completly phoney, and actually expect people to pretend
along with you that you are mister tuff criminal. Again a time when a swift you're not so hot get a job and develop some real personality and
character smack in the face from an adult would come into play. A smack back to reality if you will.
Also, teenagers should be held accountable for thier actions not excused for them. There should be consequences for acting like a little punk, not a
smile from your family and a furtive cowering public letting you get away with it all.
A cop I know tells me about how the younger generations are crying more and more (literally) when they get arrested for DUI, recless driving and other
basic punk stuff. They are cring not because they feel bad about doing something wrong. They are crying cause they actually got caught and are going
to pay unescapably for their misbehavior for once. Again it's more of this can't be happening to me cause I'm so special and the world owes me,
and now I'm actually gunna get busted, whoa is my plight. Not damn I need to think about who I am cause I just did a real A hole move that got me in
Now keep in mind that I'm not advocating the abuse of children, but instilling a little respect for the world would be a good place to start.
Also, parents stop giving your kids money everytime they want it. Make them get a job, and kick them out of the house for petes sake once they reach
at least 25. There is a whole generation of kids and young 20 somethings, that have literally never had a job in their life, have never had to work,
get everything paid for by their parents incuding their rent, get $90,000 cars bought for them for their 16th birthday, think it's normal and know
NOTHING about how to keep, make, spend or respect money and it's value. These kids need to go. They have NO usable skills in the job market, and
WILL blow all of their parents inheritance money once they're gone in a matter of years, then they will be broke maladjusted loosers with "issues"
Again not something I would want.
For once I would love to hear a parent say. oh you want than nice fancy item so that you can fit in with your "friends" fine go out get a job and
save the money-if you even know how-and then see if you don't feel completely stupid when you waste all that hard earned money on something so trendy
Kids these days.