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Old 06-27-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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The product of Helicopter Parenting
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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This is mostly made up.

But to the very limited extent that it isn't, it may have something to do with coming of age during both the "global war on terror" and the financial crisis, which have revealed our political and economic systems to be utter shams. We are therefore disinclined to play by rules that we know to be purely power-serving and without any moral legitimacy.

Most of us, of course, play by those rules anyway because we have to eat. Indeed, the laziest and most "entitled" people I encounter are much older.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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I really question what parents are teaching their kids these days in terms of morals, values and so on. I grew up being taught that hard work was important no matter what type of job you got. These days the kids are so worried about what someone will think of them that they're too good to do certain types of jobs unless it pays LOTS of money.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Going on interviews with their grown child? Really? Never heard of that before.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Going on interviews with their grown child? Really? Never heard of that before.
I have. In some cases the parent even tries to confront the employer as to why their "little boy" or "girl" wasn't hired.

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This is mostly made up.

But to the very limited extent that it isn't, it may have something to do with coming of age during both the "global war on terror" and the financial crisis, which have revealed our political and economic systems to be utter shams. We are therefore disinclined to play by rules that we know to be purely power-serving and without any moral legitimacy.

Most of us, of course, play by those rules anyway because we have to eat. Indeed, the laziest and most "entitled" people I encounter are much older.
And how exactly are the older ones more "entitled" and lazy?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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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.
I like the flexibility of not having to commit, what's wrong with that?
Selfish is relative - everyone is selfish.
What's wrong with not liking hard work? What's wrong with not wanting high pay?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Parents are doing the following:
- Everything for their children
- Not making the children take responsibility
- Not teaching children the value of a dollar
- Not teaching their children that one has to work for what they have.

Then, they tell their kid if they go to college, they will make $100,000,000 a year working a plush job that requires them to do nothing all day.

I didn't really think I would appreciate it growing up, but I'm actually thankful that I grew up poor. Instead of expecting everything to be given to me, I know that I need to work for what I have. I know if I make a mistake, I'll have to own up to it and make it right. I know the value of a dollar.

I'm smack dab in the middle of the entitlement generation - it irritates me what people my age expect to get away with.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I grew up being taught that hard work was important no matter what type of job you got. These days the kids are so worried about what someone will think of them that they're too good to do certain types of jobs unless it pays LOTS of money.


I think a wiser goal would be to get a lot of money by NOT working hard.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Older generations always gripe about the younger and how much better they were when they were growing up.

There will always be examples of the extreme and that's what makes the news.

The young people I know are not this way. Most have worked while teens. They are good kids who have value and morals. Bashing the younger generation gets tiresome.

Are there entitled kids? Yes. And there always have been.
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