posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 01:21 PM
Older generations are just totally ignorant of the world we live in, younger people know the world we live in.
Older generations still think they are living in the 70s. My parents and my friend's parents, and everyone I know of that generation, none of them
went to college, they just worked regular low-end jobs. Those low end jobs (of the time) allowed my father to work, and support the entire household,
and buy a nice house.
Today? That's impossible. Working low-end jobs will never afford you a house, never afford you a family, it will afford you a small apartment (with
room mates) and that's if you are lucky.
Older generations could be successful being mediocre. Younger generations do not have that luxury. The only way for them to succeed is to be
That's a horribly unfair comparison you are making, since today's generation has it MUCH harder as far as being financially and socially stable.
You older generations didn't have to put in one tenth of the effort the younger generations have to in order to succeed. I know you will probably
disagree, but tell me how millions of Americans bought houses, lived comfortable lives with one parent working and the mother staying at home, raised
kids, ALL on the salary of a gas station worker, or a warehouse worker, etc etc. That is impossible today.
You older generations had far more opportunities than younger generations. If you had to start out at 18 years old in today's world you'd probably
fail harder than a homeless crackhead.
It's easy to sit there after a life experienced in the "good times" where jobs were plentiful and payed a good living wage, and judge the younger
generations who grew up in a world with few opportunities for success, and far more opportunities for failure.
You're out of touch, and wrong. You say you bought your kid a car for a graduation present? Then you wonder why he feels entitled? Why don't you
blame yourself for how you raised him? I think I got like $400 total from all my family members when I graduated high school. Your son got a 20
thousand dollar car just from you, who knows what else family members gave him. Three grand a quarter? Is that including tuition or are you paying him
three grand for spending money?
There are definitely spoiled kids these days, they are spoiled because of their parents. But they are not the majority, because the majority of kids
these days are not being raised by people who can afford to support them in that way. It's hard to spoil a child when you can barely afford food or
keep the electricity on.
The younger generation is growing up in a SCREWED UP world today, and guess who screwed it up? YOU GUYS. Sorry us younger people aren't too happy
about this awful world you all built for us.