posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 12:27 AM
I dunno. I guess I see things differently.
I love the younger kids, the early 20s, and I feel very, very sorry for them.
I disagree that they won't WORK too.
I think there's a disconnect somewhere- I think they WILL work, but I think the world they might see as possible is DIFFERENT from the one that we
saw if we are in our late 30s or over. This generation has been raised with technology- they KNOW the possibilities.
The truth is, they should not HAVE to work as hard. Inventory systems and technology makes everything easier- but we still need humans- and they
should be rewarded for what they do- enough to be able to get OFF food stamps- even if they do NOT have a college degree- heck, these kids are smart.
What if....what if....the jobs were there and the laws were right for these kids to FOLLOW their passions? They would blow us away with what they
could do. These kids are networked, they are connected- look at instructables.com sometime- look at all the amazingly creative things these kids are
doing? Youtube..you name it. I've seen some great young writers HERE.
They are amazingly creative. Different. Maybe they need a revolution of some kind so they can break loose and be what they can be. I don't know,
but I feel SORRY for them. They are like butterflies trapped in a cage to me. If they could be let loose with a chance, they might rock the
On one hand, they are saddled with an ineffective government and nothing but debt being piled on them before they even START to work. They might be
coming from dirt poor backgrounds. The education system is only serving to give them jobs that maybe existed in early 1970. Then there's an
American Aristocracy of Education that you have to BUY your way into- saw where there was a degree now in 'game design.' Wow, some college jumped
on that - Cornell. Wow- The multimillion dollar game industry was BUILT by kids that loved it, did it, and built it without colleges telling them
how- maybe that's why the creativity just bloomed like it did.
Bleh. I'm 44, and I'm in LOVE with the kids I know. It makes me angry to hear people call them lazy or 'entitled.' Heck, the ones I know have
1/10th what the average kid had in 1985....with the exception of the federal deficit and friends dead from war.