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1.       vineyards
1954 posts
 15 May 2010 Sat 05:17 pm

I am a middle-age man who was born into a calmer world populated by grannies, aunts and uncles who lived under the same as roof as it was customary then. The world seemed to be composed only of the family and the friends. Foreign countries were truly foreign then. The technologies that have converged people around the world were unheard of. It goes without saying, there were no mobile phones, no Internet, no e-mail and no SMS.

 

You would however, see people reading books in every corner. There would even be those types underlining the important parts of a newspaper article. They would rave about them in a forthcoming political discussion with friends. Those political discussions were the favourite activity of the young generation of the 70´s and 80´s. They all had their own colors and all else beyond that color would simply be invisible to them. Still, they were ardent defenders of a cause and had a burning desire to bring salvation to a corrupt country which they thought had been exploited by the powers that be.

 

In the space of a few decades, this has all changed. We now have a young generation who do not care about anyone else but themselves. They simply don´t read, know or discuss enough. They have no problem with the way the world is. They don´t care who runs the country. New generation has little respect for the elderly and the needy. They often would not leave their seats to old people on a public bus. They often would not move a finger to help a relative or a friend. They are much lazier and listless.

2.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 15 May 2010 Sat 05:21 pm

What a grumpy old man remark

The same stories come from middle aged men from Holland, England, everywhere actually. When they were young, everything was better. I think every generation has its lazy people, rude people, respectless people. And I also think every generation has people who do show respect to the elderly, do help people out, and do have intelligent discussions about politics and such.

Every new generation of middle aged people says the same thing about the younger generation.

3.       lemon
1374 posts
 15 May 2010 Sat 09:43 pm

 

Quoting vineyards

I am a middle-age man who was born into a calmer world populated by grannies, aunts and uncles who lived under the same as roof as it was customary then. The world seemed to be composed only of the family and the friends. Foreign countries were truly foreign then. The technologies that have converged people around the world were unheard of. It goes without saying, there were no mobile phones, no Internet, no e-mail and no SMS.

 

You would however, see people reading books in every corner. There would even be those types underlining the important parts of a newspaper article. They would rave about them in a forthcoming political discussion with friends. Those political discussions were the favourite activity of the young generation of the 70´s and 80´s. They all had their own colors and all else beyond that color would simply be invisible to them. Still, they were ardent defenders of a cause and had a burning desire to bring salvation to a corrupt country which they thought had been exploited by the powers that be.

 

In the space of a few decades, this has all changed. We now have a young generation who do not care about anyone else but themselves. They simply don´t read, know or discuss enough. They have no problem with the way the world is. They don´t care who runs the country. New generation has little respect for the elderly and the needy. They often would not leave their seats to old people on a public bus. They often would not move a finger to help a relative or a friend. They are much lazier and listless.

 

Mwaaah!  {#emotions_dlg.flowers}

 

You expressed my thoughts.

4.       lemon
1374 posts
 15 May 2010 Sat 10:21 pm

 

Quoting barba_mama

What a grumpy old man remark

The same stories come from middle aged men from Holland, England, everywhere actually. When they were young, everything was better. I think every generation has its lazy people, rude people, respectless people. And I also think every generation has people who do show respect to the elderly, do help people out, and do have intelligent discussions about politics and such.

Every new generation of middle aged people says the same thing about the younger generation.

 

With every generation its getting from worse to worse.

 

When I was younger I used to hate those old ladies who would constantly moan and gossip about youth. I said then that when I am older I would be more understanding and supporting not bitter like them. To some extent those ladies exaggerated about youth, but they did it out of fear.

Today now when I watch I am terrified with the results of our "golden age". I personally am scared of teenagers.

5.       vineyards
1954 posts
 15 May 2010 Sat 10:30 pm

Your first statement brings me into derision. Who knows maybe I deserve this...

 

Quoting barba_mama

What a grumpy old man remark

The same stories come from middle aged men from Holland, England, everywhere actually. When they were young, everything was better. I think every generation has its lazy people, rude people, respectless people. And I also think every generation has people who do show respect to the elderly, do help people out, and do have intelligent discussions about politics and such.

Every new generation of middle aged people says the same thing about the younger generation.

 

 

6.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 15 May 2010 Sat 10:38 pm

I don´t see all doom and gloom when I see young people.  I have 5 beautiful nieces, a son and a daughter of my own.  Most of my nieces are college age and my son is a teen.  They are all lovely, smart, thoughtful, respectful, and socially responsible young people...all of their friends are too.  Yes, I have seen the troubled young people too but more often than not, I find that most young people today are very intelligent and engaged in the world around them.  Perhaps my perception has more to do with location or experiences but I am here to tell you that it is not bad everywhere.  

7.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 16 May 2010 Sun 12:07 am

Oh sorry, but it´s a tv show. You can see it on the BBC, and some foreign networks have also adapted it. It´s called "grumpy old men" (sometimes "grumpy old women") in which middle aged famous people complai about how everything is horrible nowadays

8.       bydand
749 posts
 16 May 2010 Sun 12:09 am

 

Quoting barba_mama

What a grumpy old man remark

The same stories come from middle aged men from Holland, England, everywhere actually. When they were young, everything was better. I think every generation has its lazy people, rude people, respectless people. And I also think every generation has people who do show respect to the elderly, do help people out, and do have intelligent discussions about politics and such.

Every new generation of middle aged people says the same thing about the younger generation.

 

 Another grumpy old senior man here. I must be at least a fortnight older than vineyards and I agree some of the things the youngsters of today take for granted were not available when I was young. That is no TV, computers or mobile phones. We seemed quite happy with our lot but as they say nostalgia is not what it used to be. I have no problems with the youth of today and my oldest grandchild goes to university later this year.

9.       armegon
1872 posts
 16 May 2010 Sun 01:38 am

They are called " tikki, emocu, zalım" among their friends and their number increasing day by day... {#emotions_dlg.scared}

Quoting vineyards

 

We now have a young generation who do not care about anyone else but themselves. They simply don´t read, know or discuss enough. They have no problem with the way the world is. 

10.       armegon
1872 posts
 16 May 2010 Sun 01:48 am

What a righteous remark , i dont know these, thanks for your intstructional post {#emotions_dlg.flowers}

Quoting barba_mama

What a grumpy old man remark

The same stories come from middle aged men from Holland, England, everywhere actually. When they were young, everything was better. I think every generation has its lazy people, rude people, respectless people. And I also think every generation has people who do show respect to the elderly, do help people out, and do have intelligent discussions about politics and such.

Every new generation of middle aged people says the same thing about the younger generation.

 

 

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