DO THE YOUGH OF THE CURRENT GENRATION FEEL THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ..?
• United States
9 Nov 06
While I would not state that ALL of the youth are like that, quite a few definitely are. You can even see it on mylot. They will ask for an opinion and, because yours is different, they call you names and become nasty....like spoiled two-year olds. Why do they ask for an opinion if what they really want is everyone to agree with their point of view? You can't carry on a discussion because they only rant and rave...they aren't interested in even hearing a different view. I think it is a combination of absent parenting or poor parenting, peer pressure and poor self control. So many of today's youth have grown up feeling entitled and that everything is about them. They are so arrogant, self-centered and selfish that they think the world revolves around them. What is really sad is that these spoiled, self-centered, nasty teens and young adults overshadow the really cool, polite and respectful ones. It makes you feel sorry for the really well-mannered teens and young adults out there who are not getting the acknowledgement they so richly deserve. Kudos to those youths who deserve to be noticed and applauded!
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 06
I think teenagers have always been like that. Not all of them. I agree with Ilse, a lot of it has to do with poor quality parenting or complete lack of. Teenagers have begun to expect to get what they want but that's not the case for all of them. There are still many who have been brought up properly and do respect other people. I think the biggest problem is that the teenagers who people know about, eg. through the media, have been the ones who have "ASBOs" and keep getting into trouble. It makes it very unfair for the decent teens. My 13 year old nephew has all sorts of certificates and things from good things but that's never going to be on the news. So I don't think it's all about changing times as in worse teens but more negative information about them.