Thursday, August 11, 2005

Kids Today


You know how people are always saying "kids are so much worse today than they were when we were young."

It would appear that people have always felt this way. The first time something like this was RECORDED was during the Roman Empire...

And I have just got to wonder, if there is any truth to this how amazing the kids must have behaved back during the Roman Empire... that wonderfully polite society that fed christians to lions.

Could it be that people are overly nostalgic about their childhood and perhaps they weren't so good afterall.

I am not saying that my generation are angels, but maybe adult weren't quite as good as they remember they were.

11 comments:

Lex said...

The only difference between kids of older & newer generations seems to be that todays' generation seems to show less respect for authority.

I'm not saying that this is right or wrong (given the fact that 'authority' e.g. police etc don't (in many cases) deserve the respect they ask for).

I may be wrong, I seem to remember being a rebellious teenager but reasonably well behaved as a pre-teen. Certainly I was in awe of my local bobby when he was in uniform (got a few clips round the ear from him) but saw him as a normal adult when I saw him out of uniform (he had horses in adjoining fields to ours and we used to help each other with haymaking).

Actually, thinking about it maybe it is just a case that the rebellious phase starts a bit earlier than it used to?

Shelly1990UK said...

Apparently people are going into puberty earlier than they used to, so maybe that's why they are getting rebelious earlier... or maybe it's more about the parents than the kids.

cerebus said...

Kids today are in fact different from any other generation before them. They have unprecedented access to communication tools -- everything from email and messengers to cell phones and blogs. Thus they may not only be maturing faster physically, but mentally as well.

Shelly1990UK said...

So what you are saying is that you are the first adults in 2000 years to be right.... cool :)

Lex said...

lmfao!

Trust u Shelly!

Lex said...

lmfao!

Trust u Shelly!

cerebus said...

Who says we're adults? No need for name calling, either ;)

Shelly1990UK said...

Well I don't know who you are, but I know Lex is adult.

Mark deSouza said...

Im just a few years older to shelly...but i do admit that our generation is sorta worse. In my parents days....kids had fun with simple things...like playing sports....enjoying nature...etc etc (you know what i mean.). I grew up in a city...and went to a private school with alot of spoilt brats....who cussed at their parents....had sex at 11 and 12....did drugs...made out with random people. Im sure our parents didnt go to that extent....kids are gettin worse/maturing earlier (whatever ud like to call it). Shelly's different though....i do admit that shes extremely mature for her age, and i wish id meet alot more people like her.

We all do have our own views on things...that doesnt mean im right...or anyone else is too. Thoughts are a prism, through which one sees whatever colors picks up their attention.

Mark deSouza

Subfinder said...

I know that most of my friends had sex by the time they were 13 and into drinking and a couple of years later were into drugs,ditching school and always into trouble. And these people were looked up to, back then. Not that many of these people made it anywhere later in life. I hate to disappoint your view point on what your parents may have told you. But I am older than most of your parents. :)

Shelly1990UK said...

Gee gotta love this people fighting to prove who are worse.

Maybe how good or bad peopel are goes in waves, instead of just getting worse and worse like people say.