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Originally posted by ganjoa
Everything is fine, no natural laws are being broken.
There's nothing wrong. The system seeks Equilibrium.
Separate the factual from the judgemental and the problem disappears.
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Originally posted by Albastion
Maybe the youth just have different things that they value than your generation. Perhaps they are not motivated to do something unless they can clearly see the benefit of doing it and be getting tangible benefits for doing it. Maybe they don't want to work hard or behave at work because they perceive employment practices in this country to be predatory, and the salary barely being worth the time and effort of working. Adjusted to inflation, the minimum wage is almost half of what it was in the early 70's, so compensation is pretty low and most people can barely get by. Why should I care about an organization that tries to screw me over in every way, and doesn't care about me at all? To them we are replaceable, and these days there really is no incentive to work hard because you will still be viewed as expendable anyways.
I reject the claim that the youth are lazier than the older generation. How can you call the youth lazy when most members of the older generation can't be bothered to work the most basic forms of modern technology? I think it is pure intellectual laziness to be unable to attach a message to an email, but you would be surprised at the number of older people who are unable to do this. Probably not ATS'ers, but believe me, they are out there.
Watch out for people trying to push mandatory military service. This is America, we don't need any problem-reaction-solution crap designed to steal our rights based off of a flawed perception that the youth is lazy. Seriously, just try to force mandatory military service and I guarantee how stunned you will be at how un-lazy the American youth of today is. That sort of goes back to the youth having different values than the older generation.
One more thing: I don't think old people should be able to complain about the state of the youth when they as a voting bloc constantly support cuts in education and larger class sizes, just because voting for education doesn't directly benefit the old. All the political charades and apocalyptic hysteria have made the youth cynical, and they are slow to trust those who they previously held in authority. Can you blame us after we've witnessed major world events, like the invasion of Iraq, being shaped around lies? Your crappy decisions messed up this country and are sapping away our quality of life in the future, and we are mad about it. We do what we want, because clearly you also do what you want.
I reject the claim that the youth are lazier than the older generation.
Originally posted by Republican08
Originally posted by Wookiep
I don't think this will last long. The "lazy" person will soon have to find themselves actually having to *walk* soon whether they like it or not.
[edit on 11-4-2010 by Wookiep]
I think you are wrong here....
Society will try to bend itself to meet the needs of the LAZY...
Thanks for emphasizing that with me
As for the big people, if I see a fat guy/gal jogging on the road, I think extremely highly of them, one for the courage, two for the drive and motivation. But I feel like flipping out when I hear a heavy set person saying their too embarrassed to jog in public so they won't!!!!
What's wrong with the kids? Their parents.
That's probably dead on, only a few I can think of, actually have parents that really tried to instill good work ethic in them.
THANKS FOR THAT TOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!