I agree with you OP, and just don't understand the problem of others in this thread...
Maybe i just know the wrong kids but i hardly see any kids being nothing but apathetic lazy slobs.
Most people i know in their 30s-50s loath about how much they hate their job all day, then get home to just sit on the couch watching tv eating their
fast food and junk food all night long....
... you know i was going to go on a long rant but i'll just sum up some things here -
Unlike popular belief, drug use has gone down since the last generation
, Its not this generations fault they have to deal with the
cokehead dopefiends that the last created, and have to pay and deal with the handicapped children they produced because it was cool to do drugs.
The current generation doesn't have this awesome social security check and retirement to look forward to, even though they pay for it.
Its no longer a walk in the park to just go to school and get a job, high end jobs are not hiring, paying less, and do not want to train employees
with little experience.
Its not their fault they can't be "workin since dey wur 14" (redneck oldman accent), its the fault of the last generation for not trusting them and
regulations. Yes you can get a job at 14 in the states but you are not allowed to work but so long without a break, so no employers will hire them,
its a waste, i don't blame them. They can work without breaks at 16, but they won't get a job unless they can drive, unless they are privileged to
live near a place they can get a job they must wait longer, rules require you take a class, take a course, then hold a learners for 9 months i think?
That means they will nearly be 17 at the minimal to even start working.
People are complaining about discipline... Am i missing something? I don't see how it has changed at all, except that teachers can't spank kids
anymore, which if some teacher spanked my kid even if they did something i'd want to kick their ass, noone touches my kids but me.
There is talk about them being apathetic, in some aspects i've seen yes they don't care. They don't care that their world is in shambles and are
letting it bring down their lives, but unlike the previous generation they seem to be much more caring and connected. You see more now kids hooking up
with a girl in high school and actually staying with them and getting married and being trust worthy, unlike the previous were it was "cool" to have
multiple girlfriends / boyfriends and sleep around, that just doesn't fly anymore. Yeah you hear about little 14 year olds getting knocked up, but
that isn't the majority, lets think about the last generation who had most of their kids 18-22, that's just wrong that they say this generation is a
bunch of whores and sluts when they were just as bad. Most of this generation don't even want kids, because they know its a tough responsibility and
not a financially wise move.
... well i ended up ranting anyway, the list goes on and on, i think the older generation just believes they are something better, though i believe
they are not the problem generation, the generation before them was, but for them to blame the youth for things they don't know and things that were
not their decisions is obscure.
Last generation had to deal with the possible nuclear war, this generation has to deal with the global meltdown...
That being said, i don't want to put off i hate gen x or baby boomers, all have their good and bad people and none are better than the other, i just
feel gen y just gets a bunch of crap that they don't deserve because of how the media portrays them and that older generations are jealous of their
edit on 18-10-2012 by doom27 because: because