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Today's generation of pathetic.

Updated on December 7, 2015

Generation just sad.

In today's world of technology and ISIS crisis we find a generation of pathetic and sad kids growing up into teens and adults who can't fend for themselves without considering a lack of internet connection rude. In fact my own brother sits at a computer and plays video games everyday, if he gets asked to do anything in the middle of it he'll call you lazy because you can't do it yourself. They're fascinated with Five nights at Freddys' and lets talk about how now kids believe in video game fiction and will kill for it. Aka, the slender man killing. Of course there is outrage over the kids being tried as adults, but when another kid is stabbed 19 times because slender man will take the two girls as servants into his mansion. I believe at some point kids who think they're adults are more then welcome to being tried as adults.

However I digress. I read an article by a very enraged man of a different generation who can tell the differences in these sad kids. He mentions everything from them blaming others but themselves to playing the victim. In fact not many people really like what this guy has to say and I have only read this one ariticle but there is some truth to it. He may be blunt and powerful with his use of words but he's staying honest. I suggest my readers check it out.


Currently I work for a show in which many times a lot of kids will attend. So I see many questionable things. We will typically receive many groups of high school students and middle school students. Now our show isn't some small informal show. It's still a professional show which many people tend to forget. Kids will walk in and sit wherever they want and climb over seats instead of doing the civil thing and walking all the way in. Now you may think this is normal for kids to do but coming from a generation who truly did know better, I can tell you it's not.

Now, we have rather large groups and a specific group took it upon themselves to rip a piece of a "prop" that was a part of the show. It really is the little things but I was always taught, if it didn't belong to you and no one gave you permission then don't touch. But that's all kids want to do. Make things theirs. Because everything has to belong to them.

"When I was your age..."

Yea I'm not the only one to use this saying but here's the hard fact. When I was their age I didn't have cable not until I was 15. I didn't have internet until I was almost in high school. I didn't get my first laptop until my junior year in high school. I got my first i-pod my freshman year. My first cell phone the end of my freshman year. Lets see the pattern. These kids grow up with cable TV. They're gifted computers, i-pods and cell phones while they're still in elementary school. What kind of eight year old needs an i-pod? Or a tablet? What kind of music are they listening to? "Talking Body"? Really, this is what we want our kids listening to? "Fu**ing for life"? What kind of music is that? I don't care who you are that kind of music is trash for our little ones.

And yet we wonder why our kids are having sex at younger ages.

When I was their age we listened to the Spice Girls, and Backstreet Boys. Well I listened to the Spice Girls. But I grew up mostly on eighties music which technically was still a lot cleaner then today's music. Today we just flat out say who we're doing, and how and where.

Just to clarify...

I disagree with the author and the statements made. Do we really believe this is about being ourselves and being artistic and alive? Or is it really just about something gone seriously wrong in our society to allow this to be the new social norm.

What do you think?

Is it okay these are becoming the new Social Norm?

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I'll end this post with this picture and a few words.

This is the truth about education today. All I hear when my parents meet new teachers for the year is "I can't do this, or that because parents say it's too much or too hard for their kids".

We wonder why our kids are less educated then those in other countries. We are allowing our kids to grow up this way. Think about it.


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    • ruemarie profile imageAUTHOR

      Lea Wilson 

      3 years ago

      Kudos for getting your daughter to get a job. Agreed. I know my parents charged me water and my phone bill and such. That's exactly the problem with parents, they just want to hand them whatever they want without them needing to work for it as you said. As for your daughters' friends telling her to get a boyfriend just for that reason...I'm concerned about what they're parents are teaching them. Sounds like you are probably a great mom. Thanks for taking the time to write, I'm glad to know it's not just me who sees it.

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 

      3 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Great article.

      This generation of parents is raising an ill-mannered and self-centered bunch of kids who don't know the meaning of hard work.

      I made my 16 year old daughter get a job, if she wanted to drive my car, then she needs to pay for gas and insurance. Her friends are incensed that I would require her to work for what she wants. They all have rich parents who buy them whatever they want. One of her friends even had the nerve to tell my daughter to get a boyfriend and let him pay for everything.

      It's crazy, what we are doing.

      Thanks for writing.



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