“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for
authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place
of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their
households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They
contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties
at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato
My first draft of this post was a long angry rant that was peppered with phrases like “… need to keep their fucking mouths shut” and “… anecdotal bullshit from ignorant assholes”. After rereading it and calming down a bit I realized that I didn’t need to be so aggressive and long-winded to get a point across.
If you read the quote at the top of the page it’s obvious that the “kids these days” complaint has been going on for a long, long time.
It’s not the way they’re being raised.
It’s not the kinds of punishments that are or are not being doled out.
Kids are Kids. They have always been a pain to the older generations and will always be.
And always remember two things: all the “good kids” out there are easy to forget because they don’t do anything to stand out and the discipline you received as a child that made you such a upstanding adult was because you were acting like snot nosed little brat who didn’t listen or respect their elders.