I remember getting alot of that attitude as well Ben...
I ran away from home when I was a teenager ( holy shlt.. i WAS an angry teen
) and I was homeless for 4-5 years..
I could be just standing on a corner waiting to cross the street... as soon as all the cars came to a stop , you could feel the thunder of doors locking. ?! WTF? I didnt do anything to anyone. But for some reason.. young teen on the corner, OH MY GOD!! Everyone lock thier door! She has WEAPONS of MASS DESTRUCTION in that backpack.
I remember also, riding the bus, and people sitting ANYWHERE but with in 5 seats of me. It was like I had aids and all you had to do was look at me and you would get it.
Strange.. but it still happens today.
People jump to the conclusion that kids are going to rob you, push you, try to fight with you.. blah blah blah. Yeah, there are SOME out there who do, but I guarantee you.. there are 3xs as many adults who will easily do worse to you.
Teens are angry. They always have been ( as somone referred to egyptian times) and I agree. The hormone races have not changed. Outta control hormones = out of control emotions. It will stay the same.
I dont like what I see in teens today. I will STOP lumping them all in my statements though because Ben is right.. they are not all that way.
I dont like the handufll of kids I see that are ready to damage anything, anyone and enjoy themselves while they do it. But this isnt a new thing and I guarantee we are not the first people in the history of mankind to have this discussion. ;-)