What is your take on young people today?

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  1. cherriquinn profile image74
    cherriquinnposted 11 years ago

    What is your take on young people today?

    Why do you think young people get so much bad press today and what do you think has affected the attitudes of youngsters in recent years?

  2. Lifes 2nd Chances profile image74
    Lifes 2nd Chancesposted 11 years ago

    In my opinion, young people today have been over run with technology. They have not had the joy and fun of real life experiences that we earlier generations have had. Everything is automatic, catered, super stimulating. Many do not know how to play, interact on a personal level, or communicate. They have never felt the satisfaction of hard work completed, use their imagination or learned to solve problems for themselves. I feel sorry for many of them and what they have missed. Just my 2 cents worth. C.

  3. Mr. Happy profile image70
    Mr. Happyposted 11 years ago

    Mnay of us just don't agree with how things have been run. I say this as a member of the Occupy Movement, as a philosophy major and a history minor. I also say this after meeting many politicians here in Toronto, Members of Parliament and such ... we, the younger ones no longer trust the system or want anything to do with the greed and lies which overshadow our societies.

    Most of us are unemployed and with little opportunity ahead. We are not willing to slave for giant corporations at the cost of our environment and lives.

    All in all, we get bad press because we are not willing to conform and we are seen as complainers. Yes, many of us do not believe in the stoic mind-frame of working hard because that's what we have to do. We want to work to live and not live to work. And we see how many people lost all their life's saving in the last few years so, working no longer means success or a happy retirement.

    Corruption has to go and a fairer system needs to be established. We will not stop until this crooked system crumbles.

    "Together United We'll Never Be Defeated" - And we have began to unite world-wide. : )

    I wish well to everyone. Cheers!

  4. Craig Suits profile image63
    Craig Suitsposted 11 years ago

    Many young people today get bad press because they deserve it but in the long run, it's not they're fault.
    We adults of the last 50 years made them what they are. We literally gave them the keys to the city and never bothered to do anything about about the horror we were creating.
    Respect and decency are a thing of the past amongst this group and you can thank parents of the last three generations,

    1. Mr. Happy profile image70
      Mr. Happyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      We can blame each other or we can work with each other. Dissatisfaction reigns amongst us all. I say we get busy working with one another and getting involved in creating a better world together. : )

  5. Cre8tor profile image93
    Cre8torposted 11 years ago

    Youngsters today get so much bad press because there is so much bad press available. The young don't have a corner on the market. I mean am I the only one who notices the lack of good press anywhere on any subject? Bad press sells.

    The attitudes of the young aren't any different than the attitudes of the old young. They are just differently rebellious due to different times. Youngsters in the 50's didn't get bad press because the news was only on twice a day, they didn't get their mistakes shot across the world "so 4 seconds ago" and no one had a camera in their "Stretch Armstrong". It's perception.

    Now a skyrocketing divorce rate hasn't helped, the ability to communicate with the world in an instant is a power that isn't smartly handled by a child (
    what might you have Tweeted in your day?) and Elvis never talked about F*&*%ing his B!%*#.  though he was a womanizing, drug user who wanted a "little less conversation". How long do you think he would've lasted these days with the media?

    It's us, we're getting older...they will too.

  6. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    I wrote a Hub about this very thing. It boils down to "Respect" or the lack thereof.

    http://jthomp42.hubpages.com/hub/Respec … -Did-it-Go

  7. Jim and Beyond profile image74
    Jim and Beyondposted 11 years ago

    In many ways, teenagers are the same now as they have always been; self-absorbed, defiant, and detached from their elders.  The mind and body go through a plethora of changes during those years, which has had similar reactions throughout the ages and in different cultures.

    What makes this generation different (here in American, anyway) is that they are not being held accountable for their actions.  They are not taught responsibility.  Society has decided the punishments are too harsh, so young people have no fear of repercussion.  "In the old days," kids talked back to their parents, chewed gum in class and vandalized their neighbor's yards just as they do today.  But the parents, teachers and neighbors back then were allowed to punish the kids, often physically, and the kids learned painful lessons.  These days, when a punk kid is confronted by a responsible adult, the kid threatens to sue and continues being a punk.

    So much is GIVEN to the younger generation, and they don't learn the value of EARNING what they have.  That notion has be prevalent in various segments of society for generations, but it is more universal these days.  As a parent, it is difficult to teach responsibility and self-reliance with all of the negative influences surrounding our children.  Unfortunately, that is why things are getting worse, not better.

  8. algarveview profile image74
    algarveviewposted 11 years ago

    I think most of them lack goals, they are not driven and unfortunatelly they think misbehaviour is acceptable. Most of it is because everything is handed to them very easily - parents do that - they don't have to fight for the things they want. Then, at some point competition and winning turned bad and everyone started being rewarded, so why try to excel at something if you will be rewarded anyhow. Finally, parents started trying to be friends with their children, instead of educating them and started being much too tolerant. And here we are. At least that's how I see it.

  9. ogabi profile image57
    ogabiposted 11 years ago

    most things young people do now does not really mean that is their character or their behavior. some of the things they do comes from the gins that is their (father and mother or the people that bring them up ) some children react to something or the things that happen to them the way their parent react to it , like a child growing up, his mother or father always crime at him when ever he does something or there bit him all the time he try on getting something don .. that child will grow up to be a very angry or rood person, a person that will not listen before he will take art or action .. he will just do thing without asking for any advice and their is noting u will tell that person when he is up to the age of 20 or 25 that he will take as an advice, he will think or say you are trying to tech him what he already knows ... so mother and father play a lot of roles in the life of their children

  10. Mercredi profile image61
    Mercrediposted 11 years ago

    Young people today are all messed up. Back in my day Bill Clinton was president of the United States and people had money. This was back when the host of the Price is Right was old and liked animals and children. The internet consisted of a typewriter and a phone book and little Shirley Temple was doing the Charleston in Manhattan. Ofcourse back then we used to call Manhattan New South New York because nobody wanted anything to do with old New York.

  11. milleramanda53 profile image77
    milleramanda53posted 11 years ago

    I feel that young people today are allowed to much and are given what they want without being made to earn it. Respect for people is not pushed anymore and parents walk on eggshells for the fear that if they try to punish them the child will threaten to call child services, I'm sorry if it was me and I did half of what these kids do today I wouldn't be sitting for a while. Our youth need structure and guidance, not "here's a $20 just do whatever you want" They are our future and they will be the ones deciding where this world is going to end up.


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