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Thoughts About Our Current Generation
Posted 3/23/14 , edited 3/25/14
Hello guys, it's me again.

As you all know, I believe that our current generation of children or adolescents becoming teenagers are completely screwed . At least some of them believe to be getting their shit together and I know that for myself. Nowadays, you often hear or see little kids swearing a lot or using more technological devices than toys. This means that children younger than me are using smartphones or iPads, tablets, etc. They also create accounts for the social networks we use right now especially Facebook.

I deactivated my Facebook for a reason because too many users especially children my age often post too much graphic content on there, or use Instagram without permission. Children go on YouTube to watch music videos and most of them appear to be explicit, but it does not prevent them from watching it. Like for example, Miley's and Beyonce's music videos appear to be too graphic for them to watch and no one else stops them from watching their videos. Children believe she is a good role model because she was from Disney and now she has gone completely wacko.

Their music videos usually appear too sexual for children to enjoy and their parents do not seem to be concerned. Basically, their videos are not blocked for parental controls from the internet. Am I the only one who is worried that our future generations will be too corrupted before we know it? I mean, even movies often receive the "R" rating nowadays but it influences children to think it is cool to sneak inside the theaters and watch the films.

Now, you see all these adolescents who are easily influenced by what they watch on television, or listen to explicit music or watching shows on the internet. I am concerned about this whole thing because their parents are not doing anything about it or teaching them what is right from wrong. So what do you guys think about our current generation?
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Posted 3/23/14
I know a five year old that likes to play very violent video games and swears at his age.
Posted 3/23/14

ASwarmOfKittenz wrote:

I know a five year old that likes to play very violent video games and swears at his age.


Must be playing too much COD or GTA because that is pretty common. That's terrible though because his parents should turn on parental controls or something.
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Posted 3/23/14

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As you all know, I believe that our current generation of children and teenagers are completely fucked or corrupted. At least some of them believe to be getting their shit together and I know that for myself. Nowadays, you often hear or see little kids swearing a lot or using more technological devices than toys. This means that children younger than me are using smartphones or iPads, tablets, etc. They also create accounts for the social networks we use right now especially Facebook.


There's nothing wrong with children using technology. In fact, technology can be extremely useful for the development of children, if used properly. It's better to introduce them to these things while they are young, so that they become accustomed to the ever-changing tech sphere that our society has created. They'll have a leg up if they learn how to use complex things like computers early on.


I deactivated my Facebook for a reason because too many users especially children my age often post too much graphic content on there, or use Instagram without permission. Children go on YouTube to watch music videos and most of them appear to be explicit, but it does not prevent them from watching it. Like for example, Miley's and Beyonce's music videos appear to be too graphic for them to watch and no one else stops them from watching their videos. Children believe she is a good role model because she was from Disney and now she has gone completely wacko.


I am one of those who believes that there is no point in sheltering children from sexuality. But this is totally up to the parents. If a parent raises their child with certain values, and makes sure to remind their child of those values, there should be little problem with "explicit" images on the web. Watching these things will not make a child "bad".

People tend to overreact to the actions of celebrities and overestimate their children's devotion to said celebrity. Again, as long as a parent guides their children in the right direction, the actions of celebrities shouldn't matter. What matters is upbringing.


Their music videos usually appear too sexual for children to enjoy and their parents do not seem to be concerned. Basically, their videos are not blocked for parental controls from the internet. Am I the only one who is worried that our future generations will be too corrupted before we know it? I mean, even movies often receive the "R" rating nowadays but it influences children to think it is cool to sneak inside the theaters and watch the films.


Sexuality will not corrupt children. Trust me. I'd be more concerned about raising children in a world filled with death, disease, poverty, and war. Something as natural and harmless as sexuality is the least of my concerns. Perhaps some parents feel like I do and just don't consider sexual music videos a huge threat to their precious bubble babies.

And young people have always had the urge to rebel. It's a perfectly natural part of growing up. No matter what generation you observe, every single one of them has gone through a rebellious phase while young. So, your point about sneaking into R-rated movies is rather moot.


Now, you see all these adolescents or teenagers are easily influenced by what they watch on television, or listen to explicit music or watching shows on the internet. I am concerned about this whole thing because their parents are not doing anything about it or teaching them what is right from wrong. So what do you guys think about our current generation?


This all comes down to one thing:

Every parent has a different parenting style.

Not all parents will see things as you see them. Not all parents see their children being corrupted by technology and sexuality, far beyond any and all hope, forever condemned to wallow in the pits of a fiery hell. Some parents have other, more pressing concerns.

People have always been influenced by popular media. Always. This has never changed. Is it a good thing? Not really, no. Do you know how to fix it? You fix it through education. By teaching young people about propaganda and media distortion. Parents can do this, schools can do this, peers can do this. And it is happening. We are constantly learning more and more about how to think intelligently and not be captured by the portrayals of popular media.

This generation is not better nor worse than any generation before it. They are just different. Some people don't like different, and thus they feel the need to rebel against any sort of change and condemn it. But I embrace different. I embrace change. Any generation has its good and bad, its ups and downs, but ultimately, it is just like any other group of young people.
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eh I guess. human nature has always remained the same since the beginning of time. we just have lots more avenues to exploit our nature. It doesn't really bother me cause it's not any of my business. And who am I to judge another person if I have nothing so great about myself
Posted 3/23/14
There is no future.
Posted 3/23/14
well, i'd rather live in this current generation than live in a generation where homosexuals are considered mentally ill or imprisoned... or it's normal for 13 years olds to get married and have 5 kids.


you make it sound like this generation of people are the worst, but there are pro's and con's to each generation.



and people usually get over iphone and ipads and games by the time they're 20 or 30... i don't see why you need to concern yourself with this. after all, at around 20 or 30, most people are driven by hormones rather than by technology.
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As Eren Jaeger said in Attack on Titan abridged....http://youtu.be/FXH2lEAe334?t=13s

We are entering the age of technology. The Singularity is Near. We have two paths in front of us. Either we will grow with technology, or we will depend on technology. As of now, it remains the latter.
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So you're condemning two entire generations based on what you deem as commonplace? Now, that's pretty messed up. My 18 year-old sister hasn't even gotten her first cell phone, and I didn't get mine until I was 19. Come to think of it, I haven't used mine to call/text since I was 19. My older sister certainly cares about what her 3 year-old watches, does, says, and whatnot, too.

You seem to be the type who'd pick up a few wormy apples from the ground and then claim that the whole orchard is ruined.

You want the past? How about this; During the Middle Ages in Europe and the Americas, it was a perfectly normal family event to watch "witches" hanged and tortured to death, as well as common criminals. As recent as the Victorian Era, it was common for boys as young as 13 to visit whorehouses. In the past (and still in some parts of the world), it was normal for 13 year-old girls to marry and have children. I can say more, but I'd rather not become more explicit.

Children and adolescents have always been corrupt in some way or another; however, the "good old days" that you seem to wish for is an illusion.
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Posted 3/23/14
Swag?
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Posted 3/23/14 , edited 3/23/14
I wouldn't say that this generation's children aren't any more fucked than any other.

Think about it, every generation has had plenty of it's deviants. I know a lot of people my age were way worse when they we were little, it's just how it is. I have nothing against kids using the new technology we have available, but I will agree with the notion that we need to teach our kids to respect it more. This is something we've been bad about since we've hit the technological revolution though. For things like music videos, back in the day we had shit like Christina Aguilara (or whatever fuck it idk how to spell it) and Brittney Spears. Going back even further, jazz and rock and roll idols like Elvis were said to have a profoundly negative effect on the teenagers of that generation. So really, what they are looking at isn't any worse than what we grew up with.

As far as graphic content is concerned, we are overly sensitive about what we do and do not show people of different age groups. I really don't have a problem with a 13-14 year old watching a rated R film. Most rated R films aren't even that graphic these days anyway. I'd probably keep my son/daughter away from watching something like Saw until they were mature enough to handle it, but honestly I would watch rated R films all the time dating back to when I was 8 years old for my first one and I turned out completely fine. Nudity is even less of an issue to me. Stuff like that is always going to be made available to them. Back in my day before you could google images of boobs, we played the infamous "doctor" game (you show me yours, I'll show you mine kind of deal). You literally cannot keep kids from trying to explore sexual content, it's human nature to be curious about it and they'll always seek it out no matter how tight of a lockdown you enforce on your kids (which can have severely negative effects I might add).

Is this generation fucked up? Hell, we're all fucked up,. But that's humankind for you, we've been like this since the beginning of time, but I have confidence that we'll keep going to see another day. Some people stay morally sound and are good people, some will be criminals and delinquents. It's just how humans are.
Posted 3/23/14

wisdomwearsprada wrote:

Hello guys, it's me again.

As you all know, I believe that our current generation of children and teenagers are completely fucked or corrupted. At least some of them believe to be getting their shit together and I know that for myself. Nowadays, you often hear or see little kids swearing a lot or using more technological devices than toys. This means that children younger than me are using smartphones or iPads, tablets, etc. They also create accounts for the social networks we use right now especially Facebook.

I deactivated my Facebook for a reason because too many users especially children my age often post too much graphic content on there, or use Instagram without permission. Children go on YouTube to watch music videos and most of them appear to be explicit, but it does not prevent them from watching it. Like for example, Miley's and Beyonce's music videos appear to be too graphic for them to watch and no one else stops them from watching their videos. Children believe she is a good role model because she was from Disney and now she has gone completely wacko.

Their music videos usually appear too sexual for children to enjoy and their parents do not seem to be concerned. Basically, their videos are not blocked for parental controls from the internet. Am I the only one who is worried that our future generations will be too corrupted before we know it? I mean, even movies often receive the "R" rating nowadays but it influences children to think it is cool to sneak inside the theaters and watch the films.

Now, you see all these adolescents or teenagers are easily influenced by what they watch on television, or listen to explicit music or watching shows on the internet. I am concerned about this whole thing because their parents are not doing anything about it or teaching them what is right from wrong. So what do you guys think about our current generation?


What you are exhibiting is called envy, something you might not be aware of yet. You gain nothing from the increase in their supervision. Get over it.
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Eh. I've got a job, a place to live, food to eat, and an idea where I want to go. I think I'll be just fine. The rest of my generation? Who knows.
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Kids these days are total douchebag swagfags. Seriously, go eavesdrop on a conversation these kids are having
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