what can you say about youth's today?

@joice86 (1079)
Philippines
May 4, 2007 9:43am CST
Youth's nowadays are more outgoing and they seem not to care about the society. It's seem like their values have deteriorated. For you, what do you think about the youth's today....
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11 responses
• United States
4 May 07
If you want an honest reply to this answer I think all of the problems with today's youth starts with the parents. Now I am not bashing all parents as there are still some out there that try to instill the morals and respect that I know that were instilled in me when I was growing up. By the way I am only 26, just so you all know. :) My mom taught me right from wrong, and I had consequences for breaking the rules. I got grounded when I broke those rules and I stayed grounded. No friends, no phone, no nothing. I stayed home and watched tv, or did chores. I was not allowed to run around at all hours of the night. I had to call home if I was going to be late, and I had better have a good reason for being late! I did my school work and turned it in on time. I didn't skip class unless I wanted reprecussions for it. One of the biggest things that my mom instilled in me though, that I think a lot of teenagers are lacking now a days is a healthy respect for anybody and everybody that I interact with. I was raised with the motto: "Do unto others as you would have done unto you." And I did, and I still do. I did not disrespect my teachers, my elders, or my classmates. I am not a rude person by nature, in fact I actually find it very hard to be rude to anyone, unless they give me a really good reason to be. Yes, I know it sounds like I was raised back in the 1950's with a June Cleaver mom, but I wasn't. My mom worked two jobs and was gone from the home a lot, but she took her responsibility as a parent very seriously and I for one thank her for that everyday. ;)
@misstree (241)
• United States
4 May 07
That is awesome that your mother was so strong and raised you well. That's unique and very sweet to hear! This is a great responce. Greets!
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• United States
4 May 07
Thank you mistree. I really have to respect my mother for all that she accomplished with me. I was not an easy child to deal with and I constantly was testing the boundaries and making her life harder. :) I regret it now, but as they say hind sight is always 20/20 right?
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• China
4 May 07
they are lacks responsibility and patience.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
Yes, they really are coz maybe they were raise in a way that they get things easily...
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
4 May 07
They assert them more aggressively, they refuse more direcly everything and everyone who is not a teen or young one. And they almost every time forget that they are not forever young too.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
Yes, they really are. They are easy going and tend not to think about tomorrow..Thanks for responding.
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@misstree (241)
• United States
4 May 07
I think parenting has become less of an issue these days. When I was growing up there were 2 parents in the home, and less single parents. Today there are way more single parents. Thus causing children to become lost somehow and confused. However, commitment is still around. Just not as much like when my parents grew up. I always had a mom and dad home. I think it's important. So I definetly blame the parents if kids have less values, and manners. Youth today should be a refection on the parents. I blame parents for their childrens behavior. Greets!
@misstree (241)
• United States
4 May 07
oops typo... I meant reflection. :-)
• United States
4 May 07
I really have to disagree with you on the fact that you think a lot of our teenagers problems have to do with single mother households. My mom was a single mother and she definitely raised me right. I think it more has to do with the parents not being around at all, if anything. Just my two cents. :)
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
4 May 07
Youth today are very aggresive,adventurous,and liberated. Even at there teen years there knowledge are very wide, at the early stage of there lives they know everything under the sun.
• United States
4 May 07
Well, they THINK they know everything under the sun. ;-) 18 out of a possible 80 years means they have only experienced less than 1/4 of what lies ahead for them in life. There is much more to be learned directly from experience then they have already learned from books and TV. They have now discovered that the human brain hasn't even finished growing 'til after 21 years old. It's true that teens have learned more school information than their parents did at that age, mostly because more stuff has been invented, discovered, occurred history-wise.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
4 May 07
Mwuah, I wouldn't really say their values have deteriorated or not caring about society. I am slowly moving away from to be mentioned as youth as I'm 20 now, but to be honest I pretty much think that society doesn't care about how we look at society, until the age of 18 we get no say at all in how our country is run. We can not vote for the government, input in regards to education is pretty much ignored, etcetera. In example 8 years ago or just a bit longer they altered the school system here, the students directly said this was a bad thing because for many it meant a great reduction in the amount of subjects they could follow. But the government said that was good, why don't ask me, apparently studying more is bad according to the government. Now last year they came with this fked up story that after a lot of studies and investigation they have found that the system doesn't work, and it will be altered again to a way it pretty much was before. If they simply would have listened to the ones to which the decision actually applied all those studies and whatever they have done, along with all the costs the switches make up for, etcetera could have been saved and spent somewhere more useful. But before you can remotely start making a chance in this world, you have to be an adult. Before the age of 18 you are pretty much seen as a kid, you have no experience in life, people try to tell you you have no clue what you're talking about, etcetera. Even whilst some of those students at the age of 16 are already a lot higher educated than 60% of the rest of the country. Good initiatives by youngsters also don't work out, this was clearly visible once again recently on television in a campaign against dog poop. Whilst kids of around 12~14 were cleaning it up because of being fed up with it, the adults came by with their dogs saying it was a good thing they were doing whilst their dog was taking a dump right next to them. Over and over, now if that is caring about society and setting an example to the youth?There simply is no other alternative than going out, hanging on the streets and be bored the hell out of your mind. There simply is nothing else to do because society doesn't care about you, rather than you not caring about society. The same can be seen with the elderly which start hanging out on the street again as well, according to society forming a problem for them again. Whilst meanwhile the only reason the elderly hang out on the streets is because society doesn't care about them anymore, there is nothing for them to do except waiting till they die so they end up hanging around outside, talking, sitting at the mac, etc. It more is like everybody these days which have been born between the 60's and 80's which form the majority of adults these days simply have forgotten how it is to be young or want to run away from their past by not accepting the youth of today by ditching their own values for something which would be generally acceptable or something rather than the problem lying with the youth. And the more the youth is distanced from society the harder the problem will become.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
I'm glad to know that there are still youth like you that think that way...But i think, generally the youth's today have lesser participation in societies issues, if there are youth like you then it maybe you are only few. Just like in our school, during tuition fee increase, students who are opposing are only about 1% of our population.We are 20000 students in the university, and i think, not even 1000 students participates in the rally...Students in our uni does not really care.
• United States
5 May 07
Well today's youth you have a disadvantage from the time since I was a teenager. There are less programs, mentors, caring teachers and parents. Television, radio and the temptation of money and glamour has clouded the objectives of what life is all about. Love of money instead of love of oneself has lowered there morals and value system.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
Thanks for sharing your thoughts...Though there are less programs, mentors, caring teachers and parents, youth today have easily access to things and they get things without really working hard for it that's why they turned out not to caring much about others.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
4 May 07
As far as I can grasp, the youth of today is self-centred having little care about the people and things around them.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
Yes, they really are...Thanks for joining...
• United States
4 May 07
I think today's youth are more spoiled than any generation before them. There are a lot of parents who spend way too much money on their kids out of guilt, because they aren't around enough to be more involved in their kids lives. The kids feel entitled to things they haven't earned, and then they get angry when they discover that NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE! (Not their fault!) Too much emphasis has been placed on money, not enough on being a loving, caring human being who has responsibilities to society as well to their family and friends. JMHO
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
5 May 07
Yes, todays youths are spoiled and they tend to have the things they want easily....And parents just try to give everything their kids want and not really disciplining them. Thanks for joining...
@g3n3j0rd (721)
• Philippines
5 May 07
The youth of today have lots of vibrant ideas that can be harnessed in positive ways. They have lots of potentials. They are exposed to lots of thing especially in gadgets and technology that the older generations never experience in their younger days. The youth are pliable and could easily be persuaded. The youth should have a role model that would lead them to be good citizens, otherwise, juvenile delinquency would be rampant. And who will be the role model who could encourage the youth to do the right things? Is it any ot the rock stars or pop divas that millions of young people idolize today? Or is it the Pope or a tv evangelist? Is it Bush or Bin Laden? In some ways, these people maybe good to emulate but what if these role models do not come up to expectations? What if they commit one mistake that could ruin their reputation? What would happen to the youth who follow them? Will they also crumble like their fallen idols? There is one person I believe who will be the perfect role model for the youth, and that person I believe is Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
@castleghost (1304)
• United States
5 May 07
I think that the problem lies in the way that they were raised. A parent is surpose to raise their child/ren to have respect and responsibility. Most children aren't being raised knowing values because parents are too busy to take the time needed to teach their children. I am not saying that this is true about all parents but it is about some.