Friday, September 20, 2013

WTFriday: Kids these days

The Huffington Post ran an article (complete with stick figures) about all the spoiled Gen-Y brats with unrealistic expectations and no work ethic. Some people really liked it.

Journalist and late Gen-Xer Adam Weinstein had words for those people, and many of them rhyme with "tuck."

Of course, whenever anyone shakes his cane at the youth of today, I think of that old Socrates quote...
Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.
People will always wring their hands about the young 'uns who will one day manage their pensions. Expectations will change as young folks evaluate the world around them, the choices their parents made, and how those choices worked out. And conditions (economic and otherwise) will change, and opportunities will change, and everyone will pat themselves on the back for being so much tougher than the young punks who have never experienced a world without anesthesia/power steering/indoor plumbing/social security.

Via GalleyCat.

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