"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.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato, according to William L.
Patty and Louise S. Johnson, Personality and Adjustment, p. 277
So the older generation hating the younger generation is nothing new. You parents talked shit about your friends when you where growing. Our grand parents talked shit about them. Now we are in the position to be talking a little shit of our own. Trouble is I am not one hundred percent on board with Socrates. I do think that we bitch about the younger ones because its natural.
However I am gonna go out on a limb here and say that this A.D.D. video game, no physical discipline, pansy ass, mama skirt holding, no work ethic, shit for brains generation going through school now is a magnitude more horrible then the kids that graduated in the last group.
HOLY SHIT they have some bad apples. I mean some groups are labeled by their worst kids, and the good ones get no press. So I try to think that there are some good ones in there, but its hard to do when you walk through the grocery store and you see them. Its hard to do when you talk to friends that work at schools. Its hard to do when you see some of this rotund little fuck trophies are to lazy to commit the crimes of our generation and scream and yell until some adult unit services them.
I am going to boil this down real simple as to why. Fucking hippies ruined us. Ben Franklin said it, spare the rod, spoil the child. We have a responsibility to be parents to these kids, not their fucking friend hanging out and drinking with them. It is up to us to make them go outside, interact with the world outside a chat window. It is up to use to teach them the value of a dollar, even if their government does not understand that. It is up to us to give them a healthy does of self respect (not emo arogance) so that they can see the value of respect, and use it as their social currency.
We are not their friends. Friends get them alcohol, tattoos, and get them laid. They will find those people if they stop hiding behind their computers and angst. If you do your fucking job they will make plenty of friends on their own. Stop being this huggy bear pussy ass coddle bunny, and be a parent. You are doing them a much bigger favor that way.
If you teach your children you will prepare them for life on their own. You can give them more by setting boundaries, and teaching them values, then you ever could by being their friend. That comes later, when they are older and have kids of their own. Then you can be there friend when they understand and respect you for being their parent. They don't have to like you, its not a popularity contest. They just have to listen.
You don't ask your kid to listen to you, they just do it. You don't need to buy your way to their affection, or praise them until they love you. If you do that they will be ill prepared to live in the world, they will blame you for everything that goes wrong in their life, even after you are pushing up daisies. So go make friends your own age, and be a fucking parent you lazy ass douche nozzle. You are making people who give a shit look bad.