Originally posted by RSF77
Originally posted by _R4t_
I blame the school system at some point for pretty much manufacturing clones with no self awareness just to keep doing the same repetitive task or
giving awards to everyone because "everyone's a winner" which turned out the new generation into cry babies that can't accept being wrong or
losing at something as a sign to just apply yourself and get better.
I blame popular culture (though in a free world nothing you can really do about that), horrible television that encourages emotion-driven behavior and
utter lack of disciplinary parenting.
Freedom and responsibility don't seem to mix very well. It's a shame.
edit on 3-9-2012 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)
I completely agree with you. Popular culture has made people more narcissistic.
Humility is almost a sign of weakness to some.
Today it mostly IS about wealth and materialistic desires.
I have a seen a huge mentality change with the younger generation especially.
I think the song lyrics example is a good one. Look at the music and lyrical content from the 60's for example.
they were singing about the greater good of humanity. Singing about change,revolution,pulling out of Vietnam,etc. They were singing about civil
rights,spirituality and selfless desires.
Now look at what a lot of mainstream artists of today are singing/rapping about. It's all about bling bling.How much one has acquired. The music
videos are full of expensive cars.
Expensive drinks. Expensive clothes. Expensive jewelery and so on.
It throws the message out there that in order to be "cool", you have to possess those things.
Even in TV shows I see this same thing.
We all know how influential popular culture is,especially with the younger generation.
If this kind of mentality is mainly what we are influenced by then can you really expect anything different?
I also agree with what you said, "utter lack of disciplinary parenting".
It should be up to the parents to teach their kids that it's not all
about how much you have or how rich you are,etc.
A lot of parents I see today are more like kids then actual parents.
The parents are just as influenced by popular culture as the kids are.
It's kids raising kids. The old school way of raising kids
is pretty much dead.
I think this thread is dead on.
I find myself getting pissed off when people don't necessarily agree
with my point of view. We all do it to a certain degree.
That said, that doesn't change the fact that there is right and wrong.
I don't see any problem with pointing out these wrongs,especially to folks that don't know any better. As a matter of a fact, I've had many people
thank me for bringing awareness to them.
(especially since MSM doesn't really talk about these kind of issues)
Then again maybe that's narcissism coming out right now. Oh man what are you gonna do?
You're damned if you do and damned if you don't