posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:07 AM
My wife and I took in a couple of 20 year olds who thought they ruled the world and just left home. They got themselves in some serious trouble and
had no place to go. We helped them get back on their feet and also taught them that the world does not revolve around them all.
Anyways, here is what I learned from the situation.
* At 20 years old, these women thought they were experts in anything they did.
* They sat around and did absolutely nothing (one even had an infant), expecting us to do it all for them.
* When we told them to help out, they half-assed everything and even though my wife graciously tried to teach them the proper way to do simple
cleaning tasks, they chose to do it their way thus not getting the job done right.
* When my wife and I finally got tired of cleaning up all their messes, we gave them an ultimatum, they either help out or leave, as they had a
tendency to make far more messes than my wife and I. They eventually thought we were to hard on them and left. In reality, all we asked them to do
was clean up after themselves.
* One girl got a job but was fired within two weeks for being lazy.
* The other refused work
* They often watched shows like 16 and pregnant and other mindless dribble.
Fact is, the culture and television shows that these younger people watch are making them think that their reality should be what is on TV. Reality
TV makes it even worse, as they do not realize that the cast is chosen based on what type of drama they can cause. (they are also nudged to create
12 years separates that generation and my generation and I am not saying my generation is perfect, as we all thought we knew it all at 20, but got
reality checks very fast.