posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Starwise
Originally posted by fictitious
reply to post by mikegrouchy
Boomers had it pretty easy but still had that sense of pride and hard work instilled in them. Then they had kids, gen x, and spoiled them rotten. Now
gen x is spoiling gen y even more rotten.
I think that Gen X kids are the official LATCH KEY KIDS! Yeah Boomers had it easy! Free Love and everything that went with it!!
I don't know about you, but my parents were NEVER home. I had to use the "hidden key" to get into the house. I had to darn near raise my younger
brothers!! My parents were boomers. They would buy us stuff yeah, just so we could entertain ourselves while they were gone. We had to raise ourselves
without parental guidance. It wasn't just me. It was all of my friends. All of us who came up in the 70 and 80s, especially in Southern
Did you learn something positive from the experience? That's all that should matter. I'm sorry, but EVERYONE in EVERY generation has their problems.
I can barely read this thread because thinking life should be storybook perfect with perfect parents and a perfect childhood and adulthood is absurd
If I'm going to jump on the complain boat, here is something to think about:
What about generation Y's kids? My friend's kids, my nieces and nephews. These kids stay at at YMCA after school care until 7pm. Their parents drop
them off at 7am to stay in before school care. If they aren't in school, they are at day care. They DON'T have the ability to be a "latch key kid"
because their parents are terrified that the world is too messed up to leave them at home alone until they are 15. They are afraid their kid is going
to get murdered or raped home alone, and now they fear the same in schools.
The parents also have to work several jobs to keep afloat and live in a crappy, dangerous apartment. The kids aren't allowed outside to kick a ball
in the yard or parking lot because they are afraid of getting kidnapped, even in the nicest of neighborhoods. Generation Y's kids are prisoners.
These kids will grow up to be worse mentally and physically than generation X ever was! Maybe yalls parents weren't around, but you certainly had
freedom. These kids have no freedom and no parents around.
Blah Blah Blah. Let's just live as good as we can people! Every generation is going to blame one that comes before and the ones that follow. Who
cares what your parents did?? It's time to change your own life and quit blaming a crappy childhood and the boomers. Here is the thing, even
generation X is still young. Everything can get better, can change. But here's the catch, it looks like none of you want to do that. Lot's of y'all
just point the blame and lay down and wallow. Everyone's life is crazy, dysfunctional, unfair, mediocre, sad, depressing, happy, unlucky, lucky, full
of hate, full of love at certain times. Get used to it.