Just_me

Ladys Island, SC

#84 Apr 12, 2011
Cause their parents don't jerk them up by the hair of the head when they catch them being disrespectful as kids like our parents did to us.

Since: Dec 10

Charleston, WV

#85 Apr 12, 2011
not all young people r like that...im 19 years old and im a mom i get up everyday around 9 or 10 with my son and take care of him and clean house and cook and clean outside and looking for a job...its hard to get a job these days i have been tring for ever...i did not have anything close to wut i wanted growing up infact we had VERY little growing up and we got our ass spanked when we done something wrong...if we saw something we wanted growing up we would cut grass and etc for money to get it nothin was ever just givin to us...when we got home from school we had a list of thing we had to do and no one bout me a car when i was 16 and i still dont have one in my name...my husband has a car but not me...so not all young people r lazy!
Leigh Harwood

Cardiff, UK

#86 Jul 26, 2011
As someone correctly pointed out,'why work when the state provides you with everything you need'?.

Personally, I think that there should be a more defined structure to the notion of job-hunting. Here's my take: The Government should give the unemployed a month to find work. Should they still be out of work after this period of time - withdraw any financial allowance whatsoever, regardless of the consequences and force them to take any job, even if it means shovelling shit on the streets 24/7.

Why should hard working people have to subsidize the laziness and incompetence of those who refuse to take any job? By any job, I mean ANY JOB.

All too often, the unemployed are given a choice between this or that or waiting until then to see if something arises.

Let's face it, at the end of the day, there's always crappy jobs available that no one really wants to do - but they are payable jobs nonetheless and for this reason - people who refuse to work or cannot find work should have to take these jobs (until they find something better).

Any civilized and decent government, in my opinion, should operate on this basis. It's better to work and contribute something, than to live on the handouts of other people. Pull you're own weight or suffer the consequences!
In the Know

Charleston, WV

#87 Jul 26, 2011
I started working when I was about 11 or 12..it was just babysitting on the weekends but I didn't have to ask Mommy and Daddy for money..I graudauted from high school, got a job and have worked ever since...I did take 6 months off. I work when I don't feel like working...why because I have bills to pay..I was told I made the bills, take care of paying them. I'm almost 50 years old and never asked for a handout..but in my profession I see alot of people come and go with their welfare cards, checks, etc...the young kids are told...stay with me and you should keep your benefits until you're 21..hey how about getting off your butt and getting ajob...how's that strike you? Quit letting the working people support your lazy behinds..the welfare system was set up to help people for a short period of time...not for a lifetime and your kids lifetime and their kids...get the point? If you get everything paid for, why work? The whole system needs overhauled..
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Facts

Parkersburg, WV

#89 Jul 27, 2011
Thank you very much I am 23 and have worked up until a week ago because I have became sick and it is not allowing me to work. My husband works in the coal mines so we will be ok. I had eveyting handed to me when I was growing up. All I had to to was ask for what I wanted and I got it. When I turned 18 I moved out and got a job. Actually for more then a year I had two jobs and worked around 60 hours a week. So I dont appriciate you saying that we are all lazy. I also have two kids and am in the process of adopting one more. So please don't day we are all lazy.
Chevy racer

Welch, WV

#90 Jul 27, 2011
I'll agree mommy and daddy have spoiled some of these kids to ridiculous points. And because this generation of so lazy and pathetic. It's now almost impossible for them to get hired on. Trust me. I know.
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NotSoLazy

United States

#92 Dec 21, 2011
I'm 19 and workin full time at same club up at 4am every morning. I had great parents and my siblings are both doing well too graduated from college and 1 is married/ moved out. Do I still live with my parents? Yes. Because I'm saving money on rent. They allowed all us kids to live at home free of rent unil we graduate college. Yes we all got used cars when we turned 16 but without. Job we weren't going anywhere (gas). When we graduate college rent phone bill loans from college - all start. However, the same club I work at almost 90% of the workers are lazy and could careless. Including the managers. I was written up when I was out 2 days sick because I had no doctors note. Yet all he lazy workers get away with doing nothing, including being out sick. They always tell me to slow down that I'm working to hard and will stress myself out, and that soon I will stop caring. This place I work is full of laziness and negativity but im still here after 7 months. I could just quit and only have school and friends, because as stated, I live at home. But that'd be the lazy way, no? I agree most are lazy, but not all. And yes, I do wish I could have a different job, or transfer, but I don't want to simply quit. I just hate laziness. My dad has worked at ups for around 25 years and moved up in management a few times, and I only hope that I gain the motivation to possibly become as successful as him. I love customers and they love me. If you ever met me, I'm very respectful.
momwhogetsit

United States

#93 Jan 13, 2012
They're not your just getting old and grumpy and forget. Lol j/k its a generational thing. One generation over punished by belting and whooping there kids too hard and those kids grew up swearing they'd never do that to tgeir kids - they overcompensated and now the lack of discipline is creating brats that you are enjoying.
just mom

Van, WV

#94 Jan 17, 2012
I took the time to read all the post you folk's put up here but just to let you know I have 9 children most lived at home until they married, the last child has worked from agae 16 now he works full time goes to collage he still lives at home, on what he makes per hour he could not live on if he were to be on his own,, I ask him to read this post.. one thing he said kind of stuck , with me that was mom I knew right from wrong back when I was 3 years old, even the you had chores for me to do, If you do not teach your child before they are 5 years old I think all is lost,you do not have to beat a child to make them learn,But look at how a lot of the older folk's act.. they see that to, so the apple does not fall to far from the tree...that goes to remmind us that how we act also show's children how to act even if we do not know the child...their are far to many grown up's that act like children.. we all need to think about that the next time we cut in line or get nasty to some one.. thank you for reading my post
Just me

Brenton, WV

#95 Jan 20, 2012
Well, I think we can blame the parents, grandparents, schools and anyone else that sees disrespect from our younger generation. Since we are afraid to spank them, let's do this take away priveleges. Sometimes this seems to work.
Lucas

Fargo, ND

#96 Jan 28, 2012
Kids and young adults in today's world are never taught responsibility or determination. Most of us (I'm 18 by the way) spend our money on pot, painkillers, booze, anything to get high or messed up. If its not drugs its video games, television, netflix, etc... there are too many simple outlets for boredom. Instead of picking up a book or a new hobby, something we can practice and focus on, we do stupid s*** that only makes us more lazy and dumb. I have complained to my parents for years that the united states is in for a massive wake up call, i always believed this but didn't know why. Now I find myself studying the habits of my generation and it literally scares the hell out of me. Facebook, smartphones, social media, these things have led to what I like to call the "Social Black Hole". People are so worried about their social status that they couldn't recognize simple common sense and basic survival instinct even if it stabbed them in the eyes. Independence has fallen.
Incognito

Summersville, WV

#97 Jan 30, 2012
Lucas wrote:
Kids and young adults in today's world are never taught responsibility or determination. Most of us (I'm 18 by the way) spend our money on pot, painkillers, booze, anything to get high or messed up. If its not drugs its video games, television, netflix, etc... there are too many simple outlets for boredom. Instead of picking up a book or a new hobby, something we can practice and focus on, we do stupid s*** that only makes us more lazy and dumb. I have complained to my parents for years that the united states is in for a massive wake up call, i always believed this but didn't know why. Now I find myself studying the habits of my generation and it literally scares the hell out of me. Facebook, smartphones, social media, these things have led to what I like to call the "Social Black Hole". People are so worried about their social status that they couldn't recognize simple common sense and basic survival instinct even if it stabbed them in the eyes. Independence has fallen.
Kind of a generalization of all young people, is it not? Yeah, you have some very lazy people, some people who are only concerned about their next fix, or can of beer. Some people are more concerned about their social status on facebook, or myspace. The tweet every little thing that happens to them 24/7. That is not every young adult, and teenager in this country.

Part of the reason that video games, and social media have gotten a foothold in our society is because it is cheap. A WoW subscription is just over $15 a month, yet a book costs the same. I bought King's new book 11-22-63 and paid almost $25 for it. Within the week, I had finished the book, I can play WoW for a month, and not even get through a quarter of the content.

You talk about hobbies, playing video games today, even at a basic level can be complicated. Some of these people, who do not have a hobby, are very proficient at them, and to me video games are the new ship in the bottle, or model hobbies. Television, netflix, DVD's replaced books. The price we pay for living a high pace high production society, most people do not have the time or energy to sit and read a good novel, but they do have the two hours or so, to take in that book as a movie. Yes a great deal is lost in the conversion, but it is what it is.

I will agree that the United States is due for a major wake up call, but not for the reasons you ascribe it too. Our wake up call is more of a political one. We are no longer the super power we think we are. We are no longer the financial juggernaut we were in the past, we no longer have the jobs to become that juggernaut again, and that does not fall on the shoulders of the youth, that falls on the old guard. You cannot blame a snake for following its nature, you cannot blame the youth for the conditions they now face, and you cannot blame them for trying to escape from it any way they can.
jojo

Meridian, ID

#98 Feb 28, 2012
I believe finding the answer to this question is about understanding human nature. Understanding that humans are EMOTIONALLY motivated would explain a lot about young peoples laziness. Corporations are much bigger these days and leaves no room for inner-employee credit. Frankly, one can work really hard for years and never receive emotional credit for their accomplishments. Lack of freedom seems to be another major contributor. What's the difference between a wild animal and a caged one? Wild animals work hard, have energy, and are spirited. Caged animals lay around all day, don't want to do much. The system has protected youth to the point of giving of the feeling of being caged and suppressed. So really, it just comes down to suppression. Why work hard when no emotional credit is given and the only thing to look forward to is rules & regulations without any positive emotions.
fishboy888

Lancaster, NY

#99 Sep 25, 2012
i don't even want to fucking hear it. i clean my ass off at my job and maybe i want some down time at home if that's ok with you. i mean i feel bad for those who lived in the past but at my job it's different. we're not robots man, we're human beings and alot of people aren't like you who love to be on their feet 24/7. i'm not some programmed robot man, i want my down time and i also think it's relaxing too chill out and watch tv as well.
you basically said the answer, it's the technology, you wait hundreds of years from now and see how lazy people are going to be, you think it's bad now, you wait hundreds and thousands of years from now and come back to me on that one.
Josh

Washington, DC

#100 Nov 12, 2012
Young people are growing up, they often go through alot in the transition to adult hood. Many factors could plauge a young persons attitude. Parenting is a major factor with how youths do things, if a child is raised without much attention or teachings thier children will suffer in the natural human skills. I work at a Groccery store children and teenagers are constantly running around knocking things over, opening things, being loud and obnoxious, generally just inapropriate behaviors. I am angry when see such things but remind myself they dont know any better. You also dont know anything about the people you see or things they are goig through or been through. I try to give "unorderlys" some slack as i notice adults are very disrespectful aswell. Such as leaving shopping carts around parking lots instead of returning them, throwing trash on the ground, cussing for inapropriate reasons, getting irate over silly thigs that dont go their way. So basiaclly disipline and love your children more as well teach them the skills of working so when they get a job they arent just doing the minimum for a paychek but instead learning and ejoying the benifets of a job. Children are the worlds future, screw them up and the future will be screwed up as well. Im 17 i sometimes have bad days also but try to tell myself thats no reason to take shortcuts, or do things out of the ordinary. Also try to avoid judging individuals, not saying to let people run over you and be disrespectful. I also have a social flaw where i feel people are judgin or thiking negative about me. I tend to avoid eye contact with strangers as well avoid general conversation which most people inderstandingly get angry or feel im a rude teenager. So you never know whats wrong with people..
Neeno

Lynchburg, VA

#101 Nov 13, 2012
They act like coons..all stupid black role models
Neeno

Lynchburg, VA

#102 Nov 13, 2012
Proudmom123 gotta a banging body..she is smokin hott!
coon hunter

Brenton, WV

#103 Nov 15, 2012
Hell ,I just won the award for being lazy,would someone go pick it up for me while I take me a nap?
more holy then you

Brenton, WV

#104 Nov 15, 2012
I'm addicted to Fox news, conservative propaganda blog sites,and topix. I'm just your everyday run of the mill white middle aged American . So what if I spend a lot of time sitting on my A$$
just me

Brenton, WV

#105 Nov 15, 2012
Neeno wrote:
Proudmom123 gotta a banging body..she is smokin hott!
Proudmom123 has an awful looking body

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