the problem with the younger generation

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Demo535

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Sep 17, 2013
When comparing the generation of today against the greatest generation that survived the Great Depression and fought World War II there are vast differences. I will list a few of those:

1 The WWII generation didn't rely on government handouts like young people today do. They believed in hard work and self sacrifice.

2 After WWII the greatest generation didn't come back to the States to see some psychologist for PTSD. They simply went back to work & helped rebuild the country after the depression.

3 The WWII generation kept their families intact as they did not believe divorce was an easy way out. They didn't quit on anything. They knew the family unit was key to a good strong country.

4 The WWII generation knew that the word "gay" meant happy and that for one man to get with another man was a crime against nature.

5 The WWII generation never believed in gun control. They were taught history in school and knew what the founders meant when the 2nd amendment was put in place.

6 The men & women of the WWII generation believed in opportunity rather than equality. They didn't need quotas & preferences to advance some left wing agenda.

7 The WWII generation believed in a Supreme Being & had respect for the founders of this country. They knew that God, guns and guts made this country. Our current generation won't let God in the schools and aren't taught anything about it founding.

8 The WWI generation had pastors, teachers, and parents as good role models. This generation has perverts in the tv and music industry.

There will be many out there who think what I've wrote is old fashioned, out of touch, etc. However just look at how we're living today. Kids growing up in single parent homes, a rampant drug problem, poverty created by gov't dependency programs, perversion of any sort on tv, no respect for life, etc.

Unless this country changes we are doomed!

Since: Jul 13

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#2 Sep 17, 2013
FACE!
what

Terre Haute, IN

#3 Sep 17, 2013
they failed in passing that onto the next generation
Grim Reaper

United States

#4 Sep 17, 2013
Very well said and so true.
Great Grandpa

Terre Haute, IN

#5 Sep 18, 2013
Demo535 wrote:
When comparing the generation of today against the greatest generation that survived the Great Depression and fought World War II there are vast differences. I will list a few of those:
1 The WWII generation didn't rely on government handouts like young people today do. They believed in hard work and self sacrifice.
2 After WWII the greatest generation didn't come back to the States to see some psychologist for PTSD. They simply went back to work & helped rebuild the country after the depression.
3 The WWII generation kept their families intact as they did not believe divorce was an easy way out. They didn't quit on anything. They knew the family unit was key to a good strong country.
4 The WWII generation knew that the word "gay" meant happy and that for one man to get with another man was a crime against nature.
5 The WWII generation never believed in gun control. They were taught history in school and knew what the founders meant when the 2nd amendment was put in place.
6 The men & women of the WWII generation believed in opportunity rather than equality. They didn't need quotas & preferences to advance some left wing agenda.
7 The WWII generation believed in a Supreme Being & had respect for the founders of this country. They knew that God, guns and guts made this country. Our current generation won't let God in the schools and aren't taught anything about it founding.
8 The WWI generation had pastors, teachers, and parents as good role models. This generation has perverts in the tv and music industry.
There will be many out there who think what I've wrote is old fashioned, out of touch, etc. However just look at how we're living today. Kids growing up in single parent homes, a rampant drug problem, poverty created by gov't dependency programs, perversion of any sort on tv, no respect for life, etc.
Unless this country changes we are doomed!
As an old codger from the greatest generation I have to say that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Don't believe everything the damn idiot box tv says. Now we of the greatest generation could have done better instead of spoiling rotten our children - the baby boomer generation. Now you have a generation today that had all the tools at their disposal to start off good but instead choose not to use them becuause they were beaten down by the selfish baby boomers who turned into all the things that they hated in the 60s and 70s. So now you have a generation of depressed drug addicted and hopeless young people that look like crap and fell like it too. Good job. We should have busted your asses more instead of giving you baby boomers everything. Baby boomers were not as considerate of future generations to come as we were. Now neither one of you know the meaning of a days work. Congratulations.
Papaw

Clinton, IN

#6 Sep 18, 2013
Great Grandpa wrote:
<quoted text> As an old codger from the greatest generation I have to say that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Don't believe everything the damn idiot box tv says. Now we of the greatest generation could have done better instead of spoiling rotten our children - the baby boomer generation. Now you have a generation today that had all the tools at their disposal to start off good but instead choose not to use them becuause they were beaten down by the selfish baby boomers who turned into all the things that they hated in the 60s and 70s. So now you have a generation of depressed drug addicted and hopeless young people that look like crap and fell like it too. Good job. We should have busted your asses more instead of giving you baby boomers everything. Baby boomers were not as considerate of future generations to come as we were. Now neither one of you know the meaning of a days work. Congratulations.
Sorry old timer but you gave yourself away. If you had been alive during WWII (you would be in your late 80s) your children would have been of adult age before and during Viet Nam. Korean Conflict vets were of the age to have baby boomer kids too. Korean Conflict parents (they would be in their late 70s and 80s) gave birth to children who reared the young adults who would be 45 and below today and those are the ones who produced this lazy and self entitled generation. That group of people in their early to mid 40s today were growing up in an era of failing social morals and drug drenched, self indulgent lifestyles.
I agree that many of today's youth and young adults have less than wonderful standards.
Accepted drug use is to blame as is the change in other social norms. Working moms became dominant after WWII which contributed to poorly raised children who lacked average social manners.
Granny

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Sep 18, 2013
The Gov. Has made it easy for people to be lazy.
Get pregnant at15 or so, they get free day care so they can finish high school, then free money, and college paid for no less.
They can get free housing, and can move the man of their choice right on in with them.....unless the Father of the children.
The young "men" won't keep a job, because they can move from one stupid woman, to the other, living off of her food stamps, and Gov. Assistance.
Their goal in life seems to be donating sperm, to ensure the next generation of low life.
It seems that morals are a thing of the past, as well as self respect, manners, and respect of others.

God help us all!
youngster

Terre Haute, IN

#8 Sep 18, 2013
The problem in my generation is that it is much easier to live off the govt than to try to support yourself. The govt wants us to have children we can't afford and then they will help us and make our lives easy and secure. For those of us (like myself) who choose to do the right things - better myself with an education, not have children I can't afford, and put my best effort into life... Not a thing. I can't find a job to support myself because I'm uneducated but I can't support myself while getting educated. I would be better off to have a bunch of kids I couldn't afford and not try to work then I am in my current situation. Now how does that one make sense?
Proud Retired Baby Boomer

Terre Haute, IN

#9 Sep 20, 2013
I agree with the first couple of posters. I got my dream job in Terry haute at the time by answering a random classified ad like most NORMAL people do even today. I bought my first corvette by working a summer job all summer long like most NORMAL people do even today. I raised my family of 4 children and my wife didn't have to work because I worked my butt off for 20 hours a week like most NORMAL people do even today.
I owned my own house by the time that I was 19 like most NORMAL people do even today. When colored TVs got real popular I bought my first one by getting a second mortgage like most NORMAL people do even today. Not bad for a middle aged man who failed out of high school. I even got pulled over driving around hammered on hard liquor once. The cops poured out the beer and drove me straight home like they still do toady. I was so scared that I never drank while driving again! Only at the bar or the office after that. But these youths just all have it too easy today like these other people said. Who are the self centered wacko morons raised this lazy younger generation?
Mememe

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Sep 20, 2013
Been awhile since you got caught driving and drinking huh?
Now days, you are going to jail, unless you know someone.
Took a second mortgage out for a TV?.......I would brag about that.
Worked 20 hours a week, and did all this?.......really?
Lay off the sauce Dad!
NOT proud baby boomer

Terre Haute, IN

#11 Sep 20, 2013
I can't believe that a fellow Clintonite even posted that! But that is how my generation was(mostly). Memememememe!(The entitled generation) We had it better than our parents and our children. Most Baby boomers are pretty clueless on how inflation works.(most)of my generation basically took a big dump on America and now blames everyone accept themselves. They whine about those "garsh dang mexicans" yet shop at Wal-mart and eat McDonalds among other things that contribute to economic decline and expect different results somehow. Not all of us are like that honestly. Some of us don't have any animosity towards the younger folks. Times are tuff right now and it's more the politicians of these times fault (Carter-Reagan-Clinton-Bushes- Obama) rather than a whole generations fault. I am retiring in a few more years but I would hate to be a young person looking for a job right now. The pickins are really slim. I just hope that people my age don't wind up getting tortured in abusive nursing homes as revenge from all the next few generations that we've milked dry.:)

PS: I hope that times do get better for everyone. Back then everything was much easier and straight forward. When I was really young once got laid off and found a job on the way home. I'd like to see those days again in the job market.
Take Care
Junkin

Terre Haute, IN

#13 Sep 20, 2013
It would help if people didn't feel entitled to things they didn't work for and teach their kids about how hard work pays off. Oh, and have some damn respect for one another...kids need to know about that as well.
NOT proud baby boomer

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Sep 20, 2013
here is an old article with the some positive things to look forward to in the next few years.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/longawaited-...
NOT proud baby boomer

Terre Haute, IN

#15 Sep 20, 2013
Stupid buster

Clinton, IN

#16 Sep 20, 2013
NOT proud baby boomer wrote:
here is an old article with the some positive things to look forward to in the next few years.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/longawaited-...
Great. A 14 year old article that forgets to mention that the people it complains about have been the generation who put tons of taxed wages into the programs that funded all the welfare recipients, entitlement programs and obamaphones.
It's the 40 and under crowd who seems to think they are owed everything.
Wilbur

Terre Haute, IN

#17 Sep 20, 2013
Let's see, how did that generation treat blacks, women and minorities of any kind. Wasn't it FDR that created social programs like social security? Look at the advances of the last 70 years and tell me you would like to return to sulfa as the primary antibiotic. The past is something to remember fondly, but it doesn't take much examination to figure out that the good old days weren't really that good. If you would like details on that just ask.
care to differ

United States

#18 Sep 20, 2013
The good old days were just that. Everyone was raising their kids. Teaching trust in God. Fighting for just causes, such as equal rights, safety in the workplace, representation; advances in medicine, and the right to self representation. Now that America has tackeled all of these milestones, to some degree; we now find ourselves in the middle of a situation where the attitude is all about an individuals entitlement .
You can blame the government like so many do but, isn't our responsibility to act in the best interests of ourselves as well as our families?
People, don't just grow up, they mature and grow wise by hard work and the ability to accept criticism.
So tired of the "what about me" attitude that alot of young people exhibit or the "I don't care" phrase that I hear often.
Papaw

Clinton, IN

#19 Sep 20, 2013
Wilbur wrote:
Let's see, how did that generation treat blacks, women and minorities of any kind. Wasn't it FDR that created social programs like social security? Look at the advances of the last 70 years and tell me you would like to return to sulfa as the primary antibiotic. The past is something to remember fondly, but it doesn't take much examination to figure out that the good old days weren't really that good. If you would like details on that just ask.
Actually the adult generation of the late 50s and early 60s were responsible for the change in civil rights.
wilbur

Terre Haute, IN

#20 Sep 20, 2013
care to differ wrote:
The good old days were just that. Everyone was raising their kids. Teaching trust in God. Fighting for just causes, such as equal rights, safety in the workplace, representation; advances in medicine, and the right to self representation. Now that America has tackeled all of these milestones, to some degree; we now find ourselves in the middle of a situation where the attitude is all about an individuals entitlement .
You can blame the government like so many do but, isn't our responsibility to act in the best interests of ourselves as well as our families?
People, don't just grow up, they mature and grow wise by hard work and the ability to accept criticism.
So tired of the "what about me" attitude that alot of young people exhibit or the "I don't care" phrase that I hear often.
You make very good points. Working on or resolving problems of the past leads to new problems. That is what mankind does best and that is progress towards a better future. Luckily that isn't retreat into the past.
NOT proud baby boomer

Terre Haute, IN

#21 Sep 20, 2013
Papaw wrote:
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Actually the adult generation of the late 50s and early 60s were responsible for the change in civil rights.
Hi.That is true. I just wish that some of us hadn't turned into everything we hated back then and became anti-civil rights. I never went through the suit wearing yuppie phase. Also I never got strung out on a shopping cart full of prescription meds with names nobody can pronounce for that matter. I see at the root every generation blames the next one for mistake no matter who is or isn't at fault. I think one thing that we can all agree on is that blaming an entire generation or group is silly when you think about it. I may get old and senile but I will never die bitter. Two things that I never liked my generation for was sending the majority the good paying jobs to China and thats coming back to bite us in the rear. Crony capitalism was not all that good of an idea especially in the financial sector. There is a growing belief that banks should not double as investment casinos that sell empty boxes then bet against their clients. Same with naked short selling which is still legal somehow. The other thing is our generation spit on out vets who were happy to be home. Some welcome home,eh? I did not participate in the disrespect because it would have hurt my brother. More could be said about todays college tuition prices vs say 1970 but I have to run. Thank you for your reply and input enjoy your weekend.

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