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Do you believe the younger generations are getting worse and worse nowadays?

  1. samanthamayer profile image74
    samanthamayerposted 6 years ago

    Do you believe the younger generations are getting worse and worse nowadays?

    Interpret this question as you wish. Generally I am thinking about attitude and behavior. It seems to me that many people DO feel that youth are getting worse in this regard.

  2. ronhi profile image74
    ronhiposted 6 years ago

    I think that are merely repeating what has been there before. We aren't getting worse. The only difference is that what used to remain hidden in the past generations is no longer hidden thanks to mass media. In the words of scripture, "There is nothing new under the sun"

  3. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    not in the least. if anything, parents are worse then they used to be so their kids come across as being poorly behaved. if a parent can't find time to nuture their kids, the kids will find other ways to live life.

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    msivakumarposted 6 years ago

    Every generation has faced this situation. Whoever is old they feel that today's youngsters are not good.

    When we were young, we got the stick from our elders. Now when we become old we think the same way as that of our elders. Today's youngsters when they become old will also feel the same way. Its more of a perception than reality.

  5. samanthamayer profile image74
    samanthamayerposted 6 years ago

    It's quite nice to hear people disagree with the point of view put forth in the question. I feel like I read so many articles that make passing comments about the worsening and expectant attitude of youth, and people just seem to accept it. I wholeheartedly agree that nothing much changes over the younger generations in terms of behavior, but rather that there is a cycle msivakumar described. I also agree with ronhi that social networking and the media have seemingly augmented the flaws in society in people's eyes, so that they assume the youth are getting worse than when they were that age.

  6. beautyspot2010 profile image59
    beautyspot2010posted 6 years ago

    Yes i do,  Kids these days have less respect then what they did when i was a child

    1. profile image52
      DEBBIELeah 48posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      l agree with  they think they no everything or they think they are smarter,then we are it just p-ssies lot people off.

  7. Lawrence Mckenzie profile image57
    Lawrence Mckenzieposted 6 years ago

    KIDS  OF  TODAY   HAVE  NO   SELF LOVE  OR  RESPECT  FOR  THEM  AND  OTHERS,ALSO  THE  BLACK    YOUTH  I  SENSE  AND  OBSERVE  IS  THAT  THEY   WANT  INSTANT  GRATIFICATION. IM  44   YEARS  OLD  AND  WHAT  I  SEE  IN  MY  COMMUNITY  IS  DRUG  SELLING  AND  GUNS  ITS  REAL,AND  THESE KIDS MAJORITY  PICTURE  MAKING  MONEY  QUICK  IS  SELLING  DOPE. YOU  CAN   GO  IN   ANY  NEIGHBORHOOD  WALK  UP  THE  STREET  AND  SEE  LITTLE  CARTELS  IS  WHAT  I    CALL  THEM  SELLING   DOPE, THEY  MISS  THE  REAL  PURPOSE  OF  LIFE.  WHICH   IS  LOVE  THYSELF, SEEK  KNOWLEDGE  AND  GROW   AS  A   HUMAN  BEING. TO  YOUR  QUESTION?  ITS  GETTING  WORSE!  THE  BLACK   YOUTH  NEED SERIOUS  HELP!

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    VeronicaInspiresposted 5 years ago

    Yep! This society has cultivated a culture of immediacy, mediocrity, doing things that require less work and opting for the easy way out.

    We don't challenge our kids enough, we give them all A's even though they don't know diddly squat, we push them through school – despite their not being prepared – so schools can keep their funding and ranking for graduating students in a decent amount of time, and we encourage them to come up with ingenious ways to post a video on YouTube, get a trillion followers and become famous.

    And let's not talk about the entertainment industry; this is the only industry where you don't have to have a degree! Very clear why this is the devil's playground.

    So with all this ease and mediocrity at everyone's disposal, why work hard? But if we continue at this rate, things are only going to get worse.

  9. Jaxxi profile image61
    Jaxxiposted 12 months ago

    Not at all! I think if parents weren't so busy all the time and actually spent time with their teen, relating to them and letting them express themselves as they truly are without ridicule and judgement they will realize a lot of it is a phase, you've got a really great kid at the core of the person. Show them you love them no matter what, do something one on one with them that they like. My son and I went and saw Logan Wolverine (my boy is 16) and we had a blast! I let him use his colorful language to express himself as long as he's not disrespectful because I know it will pass and I want to know the real him- not some fake version that he thinks I want him to be. He respects that, and now he comes and shares things with me about his friends, and what they do. I don't always like it, but I like that he knows he can call me anytime if he doesn't like what's going down and I'll be there without an iron fist or a lecture and I never embarrass him around his friends. Parents aren't available enough for their kids like they used to be. Everyone is so busy being important that they are forgetting what is really important. If you're child died tomorrow, would you regret not spending enough time with them? There's your answer.

 
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