Generation gap. Drugs, booze and abuse.
August 5, 2017 7:13pm CST
One of my friends here just made a post about the new ways of giving a party. I have heard a lot about such parties. And that is when I think about the BIG generation gp between myself and the youngsters now. Then, we smoked a couple of cigarettes (we did no have money for more) and a bottle of bad rum to mix with the coca cola (one bottle for all of us). We got high with the music. Now, when I hear youngsters talking, they drink until they are unconscious and relations between people are casual. It seems that life, like all of the material things we see, is disposable. When young people get together, they share more than interests: they share illegal drugs, booze and a way of destroying themselves. I´m sad. There´s nothing families can do. Society would have to undergo a mayor change. What do you think about this?
13 people like this
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 17
I think that bringing up kids is a job for parents not the schools or day care. I think that parents need to instill good morals and ethics in their children. Parents need to be aware of who kids are hanging out with and when they go somewhere they need to check in. Parents are responsible for their kids. They need to be hands on and not let them be out on their own all of the time. Talking to kids is important before they ever go out to parties. They need to know what is expected of them and they need to have rules. Too many kids now days don't.
6 Aug 17
It is hard to compete against peers but we must try. It is important to instill character and responsibility in our children. We must know there whereabouts and be interested in what they are doing. We must hold them accountable for their mistakes and use punishment when needed, but more importantly, encourage them to do better next time. Finally, we must praise our children when they do something positive and always work to establish communication. DB
6 Aug 17
It is sad how the world has changed, those young people will have serious problems later. I wonder if the governments do nothing because our generation and the previous one were too healthy, they have to pay the pensions for too many years.
• United States
6 Aug 17
It is unfortunate, but young adults seem to be in self destruct mode and I don't see any way to change this. By nature teenagers believe they are indestructible and it usually takes something really bad to wake them up.
7 Aug 17
Most young generations are like that. We here always advice the young community at church and the other branch to not get involved with such things. My brother last time got tempted by his school mates, if he doesn't smoke the friends are not going to get along with him. Mom says let them go and, until now my brother is healthy and his school mates are the opposite.