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Young People: What is With the Attitude?

 
 
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 07:05 am
Todays modern day remedy is chocolate.
Would you care for some too? Laughing

Yesterday evening , I went to a local softball field to volunteer my 3 hours to help the game along.
There was this woman.. well.. I will call her a girl. She was MAYBE 21? Had 2 kids, and a mouth even Andrew Dice Clay wouldnt kiss. . ..
Very strange way of dressing.. She tore her t-shirt sleeves up to her shoulders, and cut the necklines down to almost her bellybutton...and not in a 'stylish' way. What I mean by that is, it wasnt done to finish off a look.. it was done so her torn up bra could show.. Confused Her hair was very dirty, long , greasy , and she looked like she had not bathed in a few days... Her shorts , well, I think they were actually long pants, but so much of the material had crawled up into her crack, they became super short... Laughing
Very loud, hateful, angry, and always..........ALWAYS had something nasty to say to the other volunteers when they gave her direction on what needed to be done. She was on probation for some little misdemeanor charge and was doing community service to pay it off.
After about 1 1/2 hours of listening to her, I was FUMING! I didnt talk to her much, I wasnt in a position to give direction last night.. thank goodness. All my job was to take orders for sodas..snacks.. etc.
She was so rude, so angry, and frankly sounded like she didnt complete the 5th grade in school.
It took me a while to just calm down and stop getting all worked up over her .. but when I did, funny thing, I thought about this thread.
The first thought that came to my mind was.,." where in the hell did she learn this behavior?" " I bet her parents are the same way".... Of course, my opinions and anger subsided a bit when I thought about this and wouldnt you know.....

in comes her dad.

( forgive my blunt, maybe rude description..)
Short, fat, angry, rude, ignorant, half drunk.. Shocked

Mirror image.. his daughter was to him.
Amazing. I was REALLY thinking it was just her young age, and her dislike for having to DO community service . That is understandable ! But.. fact remains , you have to DO IT. And I was just about to contribute all that attitude to those simple things when her dad walked in.
oh my.... i actually feel sorry for that child . AND her children.
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Xgunner
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 04:16 pm
i like it when young people have attitude, the more the power, the greater the fall.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2005 07:06 am
That's not very nice.
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thethinkfactory
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2005 08:09 am
Not a rant to anyone in particular - but as a X'er who heard how he was a 'slacker' threads like this piss me off.

It kills me that the genration that raised 'kids these days' are the ones that bitch when they do not respond 'properly'.

Lets do the math:

The veterans (the genration before the boomers) had little and stressed hard work and respect.

The boomers were given little from thier parents and want thier kids to have everything - so they worked thier asses off to get it for them. They then got all shades of pissed off that they worked so much, and in the mean time thier kids were the latchkey generation.

Now the boomers are the most in debt portion of our society and purchasing whatever they want, when they want - damn it and thank you very much.

The generation X'ers were raised viewing this type of consumption and work ethic so they blend the two by working (but they will be damned if they work overtime - because thier frigging parents were never home with them) and they want thier material goods right now - right NOW!!!

The generation nexters who have parents gone 10 hours a day are being raised by the veterans (thier now grandparents - because the xers will be damned if if they are in day care or latchkey like they are).

It isnt that the kids are assholes like you say they are - your generation stripped them of hero's (thanks Richard Nixon, Iran Contra, Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and the list goes on) and they don't trust your old lying asses - who told them to value hard work and savings and have been the largest consumer and in debt generation in the history of the world and have had to lie cheat and steal your way out. Told them not to have sex after you fucked anything that moved in the 60's and exposed to the great things like HIV and 'free love' that was anything but free. Told them to repect thier bosses while you laid them off in the thousands. Told them to respect thier government while you sold it and pimped it out to the highest PAC bidder.

You tell them to act as you tell them not as you act (as a generation) and wonder why they tell you to shove it.

Nexters don't trust boomers because they have been collectively fucked by them - get them around a Veteran who rasied them and you will see some real respect. Also, you are seeing this generation reverting back to the traits of the veterans. Thus the resurgence in conservativism.

Sorry for the rant - but look in the generational mirror.

TTF
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2005 08:14 am
I still think 50% of them are worthless to society. Whether it be parents fault or not doesn't change the fact that we have a generation of lazy, self serving, gimmie now, the easy way is always my way, whining babies.
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thethinkfactory
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2005 08:22 am
You can't be more wrong. In the Boomers day a house was 12% of thier income - today it is over 40%. They are forced to work full time AND go to school (they they are paying more for because we have cut thier schooling budget) AND try to keep a home life because of thier values.

The generation you are describing is the aging baby boomers that whine, want it now, and hang out in the self help section trying to drop thier last 5 pounds and find a Brad Pitt look a like as thier 5th husband.

The sad thing is that the 50% of the boomer genration that are worthless are now running our corperations and the country. I will take your signature as proof of that.

I think that every generation has thier challenges but to think that the good old days that never were were lilly white while kids these days are all wrong is simply a pessimistic and deflective way of blaming others for problems that you in part caused.

TF
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thethinkfactory
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2005 11:01 am
Ofcourse - my post might be proof of the attitude that you are speaking of.

I guess I could prove the assholedom of which you speak. Wink

TTF
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:05 pm
Quote:
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Socrates (469"399 B.C.)
Mame
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 08:39 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

Quote:
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Socrates (469"399 B.C.)


Cross their legs? lol

You're right though, this sentiment is age-old. Every generation seems to say that about the next one. "Why, when I was your age..." etc etc

Good quote.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 08:44 am
Plus ca change...
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 08:52 am
@Bella Dea,
Call your parents and thank them.

Wink

Edit: Dammit! Just realized the age of the thread.

Ah, well, the sentiment is still valid....
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