Spoiled children - ARE WE DOOMED??

Croatia (Hrvatska)
April 2, 2013 7:50pm CST
Why are new generation becoming so spoiled recently? Are they becoming more stupid and stupid every day? They don't care about anything, they don't have a respect toward anyone, they only want to play games and have fun. They don't want any responsibility at all, they don't like obligations, they are not reading anything instead they are just watching some stupid reality shows and spending so much time on facebook. Are we doomed with that kind of generation? Will the society become just like in the movie IDIOCRACY?
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
3 Apr 13
Sure we will doom sooner than you can imagine with increasing number of this new spoiled children generation every year. They don't know anything except facebook and video game, eating pizza and watch reality shows in every of their waking hours. I do know couple of them in my community and thy ar enot doubt being spoiled to the core by their useless parent who probably only good in producing but know nothing about responsible parenting. It is quite a scary thought too looking at these spoiled children grow up to become monsters that don't care about anythings and respect anyone except put themselves at the center of our universe in whatever thing they do.
• United States
3 Apr 13
.."put themselves at the center of our universe in whatever thing they do" Lampar, that is a very poetic line! but it is also very sobering and somewhat chilling..!
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
3 Apr 13
Thank for the support, and hope it will brighten your day for a while before we are all doomed by this spoiled children generation coming our way.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
3 Apr 13
The world is doomed if we depend on this generation coming up. They are selfish, self-centered individuals. I blame it all on the parents of these kids. The parents raised them giving them everything and anything these kids wanted. Now these kids just want more and more and god forbid you don't give it to them. They have no goals to lead a productive life. They just want to sit around texting on their phones, playing video games and having fun. With no direction in life at all. I think my two girls who are in their early thirty were the last generation with hope and dreams. After that it was downhill for alot of kids. I have nieces and nephews with no direction and just want everything to be given to them.
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3 Apr 13
I feel like this statement is so generalized and really not fair. There are spoiled people who only care about games and fun and have no respect, but I think every generation has had those. And a lot of people use facebook not just the new generations. However, in regards to the people I know who ARE spoiled as you say, and stupid and unappreciative and honestly just annoying to be around in general. A lot of it I think comes from how they were raised and their parents methods. Not to be rude, but I see too many lazy parents letting their children get away with murder, buying the children what they want when they have a tantrum, giving in to them being brats... and what child learns when they are rewarded for horrific selfish behaviour? But I don't think that applies to everyone really. Just my $0.02.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Apr 13
Of course that you can't generalize and that everyone is not like that, but there is a very very dangeorus TREND which is happening in the world. For example, reality shows didn't exist before 20 years. But now they are existing and young people are watching them. And because of that, protagnist of reality shows become their idol, they become role model of youth. Unfortunately protagnist of reality shows are usualy very enducated and pretty stupid. For most of young girls today role model wouldn't be someone like Marie Curie od Hillary Clinton, they role model will be someone like Brittney Spears or some girl from Jersey Shore.
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• United States
3 Apr 13
What excellent answers you both gave! So like all issues.. many facets. I surely think we are progressing downward rather than upward. Which I think, unfortunately, is a very human trait! I wonder what it is that makes a culture or society progress upward..? It probably would require some censorship! Perhaps it's the "advertizing world" we live in. Everyone pushes the basest of things in order to attract people's attention so they can attempt to lure them into buying their product. As a society we elected not to maintain a standard of decency, so now we have the culture we have and the direction we are going.
• United States
3 Apr 13
I don't think people are getting worse to deal with because they are spoiled but because they make bad choices.For example kid's having kid's just because they want welfare, they treat their kid's like trash just so they can get food stamps or have the government pay their rent.Even grown people make idiotic choice's like deciding to drink all day rather than making something out of their life.I feel so frustrated when talking about this when people bring it up.I just feel like so many more people can make something out of their life rather than causing trouble.The other day i was out with my friend and she was laughing at a woman in front of us in line because of her outfit than she had to take a photo of her to post it on facebook and i was thinking the entire time how mean she was just because the woman had different taste in clothes.People could be a little nicer to people to make a difference.
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Apr 13
Yeah, I agree with the last paragraph. People today can be so cruel and mean to the other people.
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@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
3 Apr 13
parents want the best for their children. they do not want their children to suffer or lack anything. unfortunately, children have learned how to use this as a tool to get what they want. they have learned early on that when they cry, their parents give them what they want. they have learned to manipulate the adults. the new generation expects that everything is due to them. when they do not get what they want, they raise hell. the parents need to realise that this type of upbringing is producing "little monsters" in our society. as adults, it is imperative that we learn to say NO when it is necessary. we should know how to stick to our decisions, to remain firm even when our kids start having tantrums. this is the only way to inculcate in them moral values, something that seems to be forgotten by most of us in this materialistic world.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
There are children who grow as spoiled brat and I some are even worse more than we can think of. but there are also kids of these new generation who are still good and responsible.
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• Canada
3 Apr 13
Hi NapadKlonova I have to disagree with you here, we always will have what you call spoiled children I am a firm believer that children most times, not always will turn out from how much love they have had in life and not to be measured by the material things of this world. It has always been that some children are spoiled, heavens I went to school with children like that many years ago we still have children who are responsible and I find now a days it is much harder for children as I find a lot of them have to grow up much quicker than we did.
• Canada
3 Apr 13
Oh if I may add, children are NEVER stupid in my eyes!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
I think that today's generation came from parents who wanted more freedom when they were kids from their own parents. And since parents were a lot stricter then, the parents of this generation are trying to give a bit of freedom to these kids. However, some of the kids have gotten out of hand and that is when stricter implementation of rules in the household should be done.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Apr 13
Well it's only a dangerous trend which can be reveresed, but something similar had happened to the society of Roman Empire and we know how that had ended.
• United States
3 Apr 13
I know someone who fits this to the letter. I feel like it is not going to get any better till they get up off their azz and do something.
• United States
3 Apr 13
I think it is education which has changed so much of the world.. Not education in general, but here in the U.S. one party holds sway over education (and also the 'news' reporting media). Unfortunately the philosophy they have embraced, and thus teach, is in direct opposition to the nation's founding and thus the foundation of the culture. It is even taught as 'science' and fact, when if one looks even a little closer, they find science actually disproves the whole ball of wax they have built this new culture upon.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
3 Apr 13
I know people like that, but not to many. Of course their parents were the same way as they are, Kind alike father like son I think..
• Singapore
3 Apr 13
Maybe we are leaving our children too much in the hands of the internet and mass media. Generally these do not teach you to respect your elders and certainly will not tell you to pay attention to others talking to you instead of staring at your computer or phone.
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I'm saddened to say that I think we are doomed. And it's not all the parents fault though that's where most of the blame does belong. The kids of this generation are too self involved and too modern. I think the old ways need to come back. I can remember when I talked back to my parents I got smacked and when I was bad I got the belt. I learned respect and gave it to my elders because they were older and wiser than I. Kids now have no respect and it's a shame.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Hi there ! I guess the blame would be to the parents why we have spoiled children . It is alright to pamper our children because children deserved nothing but the best in this world . Parents must set limitations for this , values must be instilled deeply so no matter how exposed they would be to the outside world , still they remain a value laden person . Parents should nourish children with love , responsibility and discipline. Children might be spoiled brats but they are having kind and good hearts . So if a child have a good heart then nothing we can expect from them but all good and exceptional deeds.
@cecebe7 (10)
• South Africa
3 Apr 13
yeah, it will be like this, you can imagine the gap between this generation and the older generation, a lot of gaps.. this new generation have become so, so spoil, WHY? because of child rights and other stuff, how can a child have rights when he or she is still living under the parents. It is wrong.. the older generation never had such bad influences on them, they are respectful, they dress decently. the are hospitable and accommodating .. but this new generation it is worst than Sodom and Gomorrah. I dont see any change coming soon rather it is getting so worst, from the movie they watch, to the profane music they listen to, even games that is taking all their time and the so called Reality Tv show that all they just do is to make a noise .. nothing educative, informative or moral justification.. it is in a total disarray...
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Wow Its a big bang to me . My daughter is a spoildbrat because she is a only one girl inthe family every one love her. And gives they want
3 Apr 13
I have noticed this phenomenon:the smart getting smarter, the dumb getting dumber.Maybe it's the law of nature and it has to be like this.Some kids are talented and creative beyond words and some are incredibly lazy and stupid.It seems that there is a limited amount of divine gifts.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I think my 1 yr old grandson is doomed! Already he is addicted to tv and if it's not on he throws a tantrum! As young as he is tv is not allowed to be on when he visits me. This is my sons first child and he's always said he was going to show his sisters who both have spoiled kids what a good father he would be. I told him you can't say that until you have a child. Well, he has a child and already he's spoiling him. I can't say anything to him or his wife...of course I don't know what I'm saying after bringing up 3 awesome kids so they don't listen. I've stopped saying anything and they will learn for themselves. At 1 yr old he's already trying to get the controllers from my son when he's playing video games. So who's fault is that? lol....My kids were never spoiled and all I had to do was give them 'the look' and they would stop doing whatever was making me not happy.
• Trinidad And Tobago
3 Apr 13
Bible says " train them up in the way that they should go " and we do not rear our children properly because that is a full time job and we are too interested in ourselves to do it and we leave the rearing of our children to the schools which are so utterly slack and the TV which is full of plastic nonsense. If people don't pay proper attention to their children what do you expect ?
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
I wouldn't say doomed. I wouldn't wanna give up on them. It's never too late for anything, well "almost" anything. I think they just need a bit of discipline from their parents. If the parents can't straighten up their children, it will be mostly their fault, not the children's.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
3 Apr 13
i wouldn't go as far to say being spoiled makes someone stupid. your question has come up generation after generation. i would go as far to say this generation will do fine. the movie idiocracy was hilarious.