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Old 12-28-2013, 01:19 AM
 
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I'm not bitter..I am retired and grew up in a generation that actually took responsibily for their actions and learned how to do things on their own...

And those ain't generalizations.. U see it all the time... I suppose you are one of those people who can't do anything for yourself and had to be goaded into growing up...
And yet another fallacy, everyone of your generation was a model upstanding citizen.

Yeah, O.K. sure.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:46 AM
 
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I think as more of society becomes atheist, culture will become less bigoted about social issues and get smarter on average. But I think that religion is a source of morality and principles for a lot of people, and society may have become more crude in a lot of ways since religion started to lose power on common people. I would definitely agree that younger people have become a bit fat and lazy, at least physically and with their exposure to pain. The average life 100 years ago usually involved a lot of hard labor and physical pain. But younger people also have way more access to information and more ability to move up in society today.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Something I've noticed with the younger generations. Lack of commitment, self-absorbed, self-entitled, selfish and don't seem to believe in hard work but want high pay. I saw a report on the news that said that today's generation is very spoiled by their parents, with some parents even going on the interviews with their children. If ever there was anything so ridiculous.
It seems like it’s always the next generation that’s supposedly lacking somehow.
This perception is
nothing new. I’ll share here what I shared earlier in another thread:
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for
authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of
exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict
their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize
their teachers.” ~ Socrates, 469BC - 399BC
Personally, I’d rather deal with a young whipper-shnapper who doesn’t believe in
hard work than one who believes blacks should be slaves or women shouldn’t
vote. Yep… previous generations have their drawbacks too.



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Old 12-29-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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Something I've noticed with the younger generations. Lack of commitment, self-absorbed, self-entitled, selfish and don't seem to believe in hard work but want high pay. I saw a report on the news that said that today's generation is very spoiled by their parents, with some parents even going on the interviews with their children. If ever there was anything so ridiculous.
OK, I think I have heard of this before.....


“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”









-Aristotle.

Not a new idea by any means.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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It seems like it’s always the next generation that’s supposedly lacking somehow.
This perception is
nothing new. I’ll share here what I shared earlier in another thread:
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for
authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of
exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict
their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize
their teachers.” ~ Socrates, 469BC - 399BC
Personally, I’d rather deal with a young whipper-shnapper who doesn’t believe in
hard work than one who believes blacks should be slaves or women shouldn’t
vote. Yep… previous generations have their drawbacks too.



Lol dammit!
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I am a boomer, actually just a tad too old to be one (born in 1944). I do NOT hold up my own generation to be ideal. Just think of the 1970's, when for the first time in human history fairly large numbers of people started partaking in drugs other than tobacco and alcohol. Talk about entitlement! And they were boomers. Those people (I did not participate, as many of us didn't) felt entitled to seek gratification in the shortest term. They were rejecting the working world of their parents and destroying themselves in order to rebel. Of course many of them woke up from their insanity and became responsible people and are now in responsible positions in their fifties and sixties, but they remain a huge blot on the boomer generation. But some of them never recovered and are now dying in the gutters. We boomers should never get too smug about anything.
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