Our Young Generation -- The Janis Joplin syndrome

We've just turned another century and we are still here, alive and kicking. The purpose of this hub is give a variety, or a wider range of advice for the parent and general public that participates in the painstaking process of raising a young kid. Maybe we can go a little back in time and then bounce back with a better focusing in our writing.

How was a kid in the times of Noah?

A kid in those times would depend on his parents for every single move. Just to go to get water from a fountain or a well, would mean to get a blessing from his father, or the Chief of the tribe or the Clan. Respect was shown, and respect was received. A parent was the next thing to a biblical Character, for those kids. No TV, no 'texting' to get them out of the way. If lucky they got an education to read the Bible, if not, just join the adoration day -- no Churches and Calendars yet.

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Kids around Civil War time.

When civil war broke in the earliest 1860's, Industrial revolution was about to take off. Krupp Cannons and its industry were already around 200 years old. Kids would just have access to odd dolls and war related games. A parent would go away for years and a mother would wait...sometimes in vain. The ones that followed their husbands between tents and washing those uniforms down the river, would do their best to keep a family numb to stressful decisions. A young teen would barely have complete access to a career, like today. Either picking up cotton with granny, or learning how to till their parents field.

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War World II and its aftermath

Every war left a legacy, and we are still feeling the effects of this war: Just check those few survivors, that are over 90; they'd rather kept it to themselves and take whatever is left in their memories straight to the grave. What did this mean to the new generations? The lack of total consideration and respect. The new James Deans and young 'easy riders' joined the Marlon Brandosof that time. Wait a minute? What happens when you mix LSD, Vietnam and Watergate? Well you will have to stir a little, add those left behind from Korea plus a half spoon of David Carradines...huh? And you just taste it and then drink it all.


Teen deaths due to car accidents

  • 16,324 Teens have died every year since 1999--- Control disease center (CDC)
  • Teens are dying every 50 minutes-- A total of 10,839 will die in 2012-- MAAD
  • 400,000 will become impaired every year--MAAD
  • One in three 8th graders drinks alcohol--MAAD

How deep is this mess then?

If all our kids were already born psychologists or psychiatrists, then we wouldn't have to worry. This hub would be like a an old story... that wouldn't have been of any use at all. But now, deadbeat dad's and drug users from the early 80's have already seen the changes in their faces. More than ever young generations are free to do what ever they want. Some can bully their friends and others post epithets full of hatred on FaceBook, before taking their lives and some others at High School.

Music is not what it used to be. Respect for your progenitors is almost stint, and if these few kids that want to do good, are found in fault--too kind to their own blood, they will be forced to change their minds, by being targeted by new gangs that protect them from the others. This is a domino effect that started to escalate at the turn of the 20th Century.

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How to really deal with this problem?

If I knew the answer, I would've been heading to the White House joining the National Advisory Committee. But I will try to point certain issues. This is actually a cancer and the cure might be years light ahead (Rome, Babylon, Greece and Etruscans didn't cut it)

Our own advice:

  • Start with the example-- If you are a drug dealer and a deadbeat dad that didn't know better, then move over. You actually had a sad past and I don't blame you totally, but you will live to see what you did create.
  • Education-- Our system sucks. Is who you know, or what party you really follow in order to keep your teaching job. Don't you agree guys from Pennsylvania Avenue?
  • Our government should create the Department of Youth, and take back some of the money that they sent to our allies in the Middle East. Whoever doesn't have time to pursue a career, then at least learn a trade. Not all equations and Thermodynamics are equal for our kids. Thanks Epsilon.
  • TV Networks, should stop creating those stupid, 'teen mom' and 'date my mom' reality shows.
  • Some movie stars should jump in for the cause. Their pay back will be in Heaven to their grand grand kids delight. Some didn't share and died overdosed. Why was that?
  • These tips came from our hearts, and will reach some others. I hope.
  • Start a dialogue with your teen kid. They were waiting for you since birth to listen to what you have to say. If not, well, you tell me? Where did you go wrong?
  • Sports and the Net, should incentive our kids creativity and well being: Healthy body in a healthy mind.
  • Spirituality, proper meditation, mindful tasks for life, exercises, proper nutrition and self care... Should be added in a long term curriculum for the sake of this Nation.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Lord... this is so awesome.. I wish I had the answer to.. then I could go to he white house and help... but it sounds like you have a better handle on the problem then most people in the white house congress etc. Great hub. my friend... voted way up

Debbie


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Deborah,

Well, I tried my best to write about the topic. We know the problem is out there, and we cannot just overlook a problem that could undermine our own national security. Thanks for commenting friend!

LORD


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I vote 'interesting' and say you offer good points here. I think this topic is needing more attention, a lot of new info for me I must admit.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is a very interesting topic and I like how you showed the differences between the different generations. I also like the honest approach you took on modern solutions. Well done! Voted up and SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

It's been so long since I watched TV...that when I did last... it was with horror... marketing seems to have taken the hope from the parent in hopes that the children will purchase their own downfalls... Lack of education or even the sense that education is important is a governmental failure that is used as a tool to keep the population stupid... This is achieved through pricing education so high that many do not have hope of paying for it... instead buy another gadget or video game...nobody really needs to understand statistics, science or language.... the whole thing is a slippery slope greased with fish oil from the red-herring


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West By God

This is an interesting perspective. I like it! Voted up and interesting. I pinned it too for you.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

@Christy and Dave,

This topic is delicate per se. More than 40 million Americans are on the verge of defining their lives. A turning point..that will never come back as a second chance. Thanks!

@Dave Midtown,

The worst part is that we don't seem to care. A young kid will listen if you take your 20 min with him/her. They were babies once, and now they look for guidance, what is left? The media? That X-box 360 game? Texting??

Sorry politicians, but raising your paycheck for your own convenience, doesn't help us at all...not even that kid stuck at Mac Donalds.

@Thanks Lady Guinevere,

This hub was written thinking about our young generations and thier expectations. There is not much to say, after they have been through september 11 and two wars.

LORD

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