reply to post by eleven44
1144, you are one of the few in your generation (probably GenZ: 1990 onwards) who try to show a better way to their peers.
But what many in this generation do not understand, is that it is not the baby boomers who made things this way today. The separation agenda has been
in play for a very long time, and controlled by a very small minority in each generation that followed. Many late baby boomers had no say in what
direction things went, we simply did not have the power to force change.
Much of what follows is a generalised perception of what happened.
Advertising companies realised in the 1950's that they could market directly to youth instead of their parents. This has grown to become the single
most effective marketing ploy of all time, and is directly responsible for the changes baby boomers have seen that we dislike over the past 40 or more
As an example, you only need to see the idiotic tv ads showing kids of today doing things we would never have done because it is irresponsible and
downright stupid. I might add here that most of these ads are written by early GenY'ers now days.
Which brings me to a point about the two generations called GenX and later GenY. Late baby boomers were the first to truly say, "I will give my kids
everything because we had to go without when we were kids."
Problem was, many of these parents did not require anything in return for everything. Previously, one had to work for anything they got by doing
chores, insuring their homework was done, showing good behaviours at all times and doing well at school.
GenX were the kids that grew up with everything being given to them. In turn they raised their kids with the same motto, ""I will give my kids
everything because we had to go without when we were kids." As you can see there was a Perception shift on what "going without" really meant. Baby
boomers really did have next to nothing and so were extremely greatfull for anything they got. While GenX thought they went without because Media
showed kids with 'more'.
So early GenX's kids (and late GenX as kids) what we call GenY, spoiled their kids more and asked for little or nothing in return. It was this
generation that allowed little kids to play the emerging violent video games, watch the increasingly more violent and sexually explicit movies with
ever increasing foul language, etc. It was this generation that gave little kids the rights of adult, without ever having to earn them.
We can see that GenX enjoyed this part of their lives and were truly the first to be all about "Me". In so doing they did not bother to read the
labelling on games and movies to insure anything was suitable for their young kids. This then taught GenY that they could have everything without any
effort being put into, that they deserved it all simply becaue they were alive, and that they did not need to respect elders. Instead they demanded
respect whether they had earned it or not.
Late GenX kids were pretty much the same by this time as the early GenY kids.
Then we got to the 90's where western culture was already on a slippery slope into what we see around us today. A time where parental disempowerment
was already legislated for almost 20 years as part of the separation agenda, and where media really ramped up the whole kids have adult rights BS as
it pummeled our culture with more and more advertising purely to kids. GenX and GenY by this time were employed in the media, hence the changing
perception on what was the right things to do.
A percentage of late baby boomers, GenX'ers and early GenY had kids that we call GenZ. The oldest of which are now in their early 20's. And because
baby boomers have been around for so long, we can see what caused the changes and where it has led us as a whole.
It is not one generation that is responsible for what we see around us each day, it is at least 3 generations that allowed things to get where it is
now. Each giving more and asking less.
So it is no wonder many of we older people voice our dislike for what we have to put up with in public, which includes the electronic public domain.
We cannot go anywhere now without hearing young teens, 20 somethings and early 30 somethings swearing, abusing others, violently attacking anyone for
no reason, doing stupid things to gain notoriety online and generally lacking respect not only for others but also for themselves.
When I was a kid growing up, we had to show respect, we had to know our place in the scheme of things. We were very much aware that we were children
and that as we grew up into adulthood we too would take on the mantle of adult rights and freedoms. Sadly, most
youth today do the opposite.
I do not include you in my generalisations as you have told us how you are trying to show a better way for your generation, and I thank you for your
edit on 24-2-2013 by Oldie because: fix mistakes