By karmafails - 01/05/2012 16:17 - United Kingdom - Addlestone
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I swear the younger generation has less respect these days. Either that, or I was completely ignorant in my teens.
The mind is a very complex object. In the elementary years, you were an innocent child, void of any corruption from the outside world. As a middle school-er, you started to grasp some knowledge and the corruption started to spread. By your adolescent years, you were an overly pretentious douche-bag who thought the world revolved around yourself. This is where I am right now. In your later years, you realized that the generation below you is so overly ignorant that you completely miss the fact that you were also one of those...*gulp*... "teenagers". I know, it's horrifying. It's life.
I have to agree for the most part, although not all of them are terrible. The way some kids/teens speak to their parents is ridiculous! I would have gotten punished...I knew better than to speak to my parents or elders that way. I am also amazed at the things younger children say also. My niece who is in 2nd grade was asked by a 3rd grader if she wanted to have sex with him, then he told her to lift up her shirt! My son is in kindergarten and I can promise you he won't be saying things like that anytime soon!
@hatesfate: you're exactly right. if parents were allowed to BE parents rather than their hands being tied when it comes to discipline, our generation wouldn't be so screwed up. I'm 20 years old and I was raised by both parents. my dad was in the army and I definitely got disciplined. I thank God I had parents to loved me enough to discipline me because I don't want to be like this new generation.
I think what we're all failing to realize here is that it's not just the parents, but the slightly older peers who affect the ones directly below the most. Everyone in high school above the freshman class wants to beat up the freshmen, and this mentality gets instilled in the freshmen. When they move out of that position, they inherit the same mentality and act likewise to the entering class. The only problem is that once this thought process develops enough, it starts to seep out of the school grounds and becomes expressed by "pimply cockmunch" teens (only because a majority of high school students are that age) towards everyone else, because they let the (figuratively speaking) playground superiority get to their heads.
This shit is assbackwards at my school. They really are arrogent little punks here. We have 'Punch a Freshman Day' but other than that, we leave the underclassman alone. Grade doesn't matter to my senior class (we do fight like any other school of course.) But the Freshman, Sophmores, and some Juniors are all pricks. The sophmores brought paintball guns and bats to our first pep-rally and shot and beat the Freshman. They were really badly injured. I think this idea of the younger generation being shit is based on location/school/etc.
Not saying everyone in the world born in 96-99 are complete idiots. I'm just saying in my small town at my high school we have dirty, rude, and unnessecary under class men. No need to hate. And we can say we weren't like that. I can Truely say I haven't acted like my under class men since I was in elementary school.
I believe every generation has bad nuts, but this generation seems to especially be awful because the use of Internet can spread the news of bad actions of this generation, whereas before it was more generally known to just the area. I'm not saying last generations haven't had ways of getting news out, but you can't say that it's never been easier than now to spread information. Also, different technology, different ways of living.
He's in a super market, help the old lady then go on a Search and Destroy mission. Fashion a Gilly(sp?) suit out of mops and arms yourself with anything that can be used as a Tomahawk and Frag Grenade. I 360 headshot headshot for that Payback medal! (yea sorry, Im a gamer.)