Youth of today

United States
August 1, 2007 3:22am CST
Is it just me, or are the youth of today worse than they were when I was growing up. They dont seem to care, do not stand up to allow an older person to sit down, their language is foul, they (in general) are loud, abusive and obnoxious. Or perhaps its just the ones I come in contact with - what does everyone else think ?
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• United States
1 Aug 07
I hate to say I would happen to be one of the youths of today and I hate to also report that you are right. It is hard to find any other young person I know that has manners with anything. I am only 19 years old but have accomplished a lot in life have a career and everything I need. I have a little sister that doesnt even look up to me she tends to hang with the bad crowd and I hate to see this happening. I wonder what the world will come to because of this. But I would like to say that there is some youth out there that does care and knows what they are doing in life it may be few and far between but we are out there!
• United States
1 Aug 07
Sorry to hear/read about your situation Nicky, it is sad how alot of them have turned out - the word respect, doesnt seem to be in their vocabulary. Thankfully my daughter has turned out well, and like you, she has chosen a career and is doing very well. Chin up, you are doing your best, and deserve a pat on the back
• United States
1 Aug 07
Thanks for that Maggie I am happy to hear your daughter is also doing great/ I know it is hard with all the peer pressure that can aspire!
@teison2 (5922)
• Norway
1 Aug 07
I think it is just you, or just your generation. All through time people have been saying these things about the youth. In the 70s a famous poet wrote a poem about us saying our youth beeing raw, ill mannered, spoiled ans stubborn. The ways of the young change with each generation. They always are in opposition to the societys rules and regulations, and will therefore always seem rebellious and rude to the generation before them. Beeing that way is part of their job as youth.
• United States
1 Aug 07
Some of your comments are right, but you have to admit that in general 85% of the younger crowd these days, just dont give a toss about anyone else. It has been made too easy for them by the Goverment, parents are not allowed to keep them in line by giving them a good slap when they need it, they are self centred. Saying they always have rebelled to their elders is not correct, we were brought up to respect our parents etc:, we did NOT interfere when they had visitors, we werent allowed to!.......and the list goes on. Mind you, I will say that I also have met some very nice teenagers, but they are the minority
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@teison2 (5922)
• Norway
1 Aug 07
I still think that the young people are not that much worse today than when I was young. The teenagers I know are 85% good ones. I might be lucky. but I have also worked with teens that have problems of some kind. I think that the way they rebell and act out has gotten more extreme and raw. Their way of expressing themselves has changed, together with society. The parent generation has changed alot too. I think it would be well worth investing a bit more quality time with our kids. But as a group I do not think teens are much worse than the last generation.
• United States
1 Aug 07
nobody seems to teach their children manners anymore. and along with manners missing..respect for their elders is gone too. there are still some young ladies and gentlemen out there..but the sure seem to be few and far between dont they? its incredibly aggravating, especially since manners were one of the first things my mother taught my sister and i..and are passing to our children.
• United States
1 Aug 07
Very true Cinder, the sad part of it all is - alot of their parents are not aware of what their kids are doing, not do they care. It really irks me at times, especially when I see young girls of around 16 or so, pushing a pram with young babies in it, - one comes to mind, I was down the shops, saw this young girl, made up to the nines, face coated thick with make-up, and well, you get the picture, then I looked at her daughter who was following, no shoes, grubby clothes and face - I felt sorry for her, only because she is going to grow up with nothing to look forward to