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Thoughts About Our Current Generation
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Posted 3/25/14 , edited 3/25/14
Its not to say that I don't think the next generation is beginning to get absorbed into a technology generation that is beyond our comprehension, but to play devil's advocate, allow me to state this: many people believed that about the current generation of young adults, just as our parents were believed by their parents that they has too many freedoms and liberties and so on and so forth.

Now I'm not saying this isn't an issue, but it's not something that is completely and exclusively new. The times change, and every time it has, in many ways, the next generation has become even grater than its predecessor. It is our job as the current generation to guide them in the right direction, but also to allow their experiences and reality to influence the zeitgeist of their own generation and of what they know to be the world, which is, in many ways, far different than even the young adults see this world today.

The only thing we can do is ensure the next generation a good future; trying to change it to remain where we currently are like expecting the sun not to rise the next day. Pass down our own wisdom and allow for the parents of children to make the most appropriate and wise decisions they can so that the next generation may bloom is up to those individual parents and all of their accumulated knowledge and experiences that allows them to make those calls.

Humans make mistakes all the time, but we can only grow from them if we heed the reasons why we made them. That is why history is recorded and the reason why the human race as a whole only continues to improve as a whole.


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Posted 3/26/14
technology is power. how its to be used depends on the person using it. its the same power when used in right way can make your goals. or otherwise your downfall. technology is a double edged sword. more like a weapon whose brain is the user.you cant blame it.
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Posted 3/26/14
The wonderful tool called the internet can do many things to a person just by sitting on their ass and having something better than dial-up (NEVER AGAIN AOL).

Take a look back at previous generations, they were still getting into mischief, playing around with dangerous 'toys' and seeing stuff that's 'R' rated out in the world. Kids could see all that stuff just be being kids, especially one that live in the cities.

Difference to today? They don't have to go outside to do so anymore, and most can easily figure out how to get past silly parental controls if they put forth effort. Kids would still swear, do drugs, bully, play with guns, etc., we just end up seeing it out on the internet on the major conglomerate mainstream sites. Statistically speaking, kids are actually getting better, but we publicize EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS ACROSS THE WORLD NEARLY EVERY SECOND instead of just locally (or not considered hot news back in the day).

Society is merely evolving with technology, but others from Gen X and lower are having difficulties in understanding how everything works now. Similarly, if this was 1984, the baby boomers and silent gen. had the same scenario, but didn't have this shift in mainstream media as they did.
Posted 3/26/14 , edited 3/26/14
It scares me when kids my age decide to have kids.
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Posted 3/26/14 , edited 3/26/14
I can't speak for how my parents viewed their generation as kids or teenagers. But I find that this generation is somewhat a lost cause. When stupidity is what makes people famous and/or idols, it makes my heart break, little by little. I grew up thinking that if i were a gentleman and a kind soul towards everyone i met, then i would be appreciated and they would all be the same. Treating others as you'd want them to treat you back. But this just isn't the case, and if it is, people really want to be treated like shit.

Its so rare for me to find a person who is like me, i may come of as a bit cocky and that I think that I am the perfect human. Believe me, im not even close to that, but I do find that I am a lot more sofisticated and nice than th emajority of people (who I've personally met).
I just want to crawl inside a cave and come out whenever this generation comes to realize, what the actual fuck is going on.

Websites such as WorldStar HipHop is a perfect example of this generation, doing whatever the fuck you want, if it involves hurting others, then even better. As long as i benefit from it and become an internet celebrity. Peoples' lifes arent personal anymore, everyone knows everything, and most people want it to be like that, not only emotionally which I actually think is a good thing, that you are open towards others. But what im referring to is the sexual objectification and pursuit of attention that seem to be the problem.

People are so insecure that they have to post naked pictures of themselves for instant and superficial gratification. This is one of the reasons I have so hard to find someone I really like, becaus emost of us are the same and it really pisses me off, how cold people can be towards one another.

There is only one girl i've been in love with in 19 years, im still in love with her. she means the world to me and i couldnt think about what I would do without her, she is the only person who i feel is "normal"( in my standards) shes the ideal person and someone i really can relate to. sadly she hates me and I know all of this is irrelevant, but its just so hard to find happiness in a world that encourages stupid behaviour.
Sorry for the massive hate people but it was nice to get it off my chest, have a nice evening:)
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Posted 3/26/14

LadyDumplings wrote:

It scares me when kids my age decide to have kids.


Went to school with some of them?
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Posted 3/28/14
i totally agree and am constantly thinking about and seeing this. the generation coming up will be so unsupervised and tech engulfed...i just feel so bad for them, ya know
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Posted 3/28/14 , edited 3/28/14

LadyDumplings wrote:

It scares me when kids my age decide to have kids.


It scares me when ignorant people decide to have kids. Age, while a factor, is little concern to me. You could have awful young parents, but you could also have awful parents of whatever age is deemed the appropriate age of parenthood.

I'm not saying everyone at the age of 19 should go out and make babies, but I am saying I'd rather have a 19 year old parent who raises me with tolerance and all that stuff rather than a twenty-something year old raising me by throwing me at technology and leaving it at that. What I'm saying is it's not really fair to criticise young parents (except for becoming parents in the first place if they weren't intending to) when there can be far worse parents who are much older.

Now. On the subject at hand: Every generation has moments they really shouldn't be proud of, but to claim that ours is any more screwed than previous generations is to be pretty ignorant as to what previous generations actually got up to. I'd much rather be known for being part of the generation that became too dependant on technology than being known as part of the generation that endorsed slavery, or couldn't comprehend the idea of interracial couples, or who thought that a woman's purpose was to look pretty and make her husband happy. Basically, I think we should all stop being judgemental and get our heads out of our asses, because we really don't have it so bad.

And I see people saying things like little kids nowadays have ipads or are being given profiles on social network sites, and while I agree that the latter borders on crazy for very young children, I just want to put forward this question: What do you think is going to happen in, say, fifty years? We're not going to be playing with yo-yos or pogs in the future, guys. With technology advancing faster than ever, and with it becoming part of our daily lives why is it a bad thing that children from a young age know how to use it? I mean, sure, maybe calligraphy may become a dying art and maybe when there's a blackout they'd have no idea what to do with themselves, but they're not going to go around rampaging and eating babies. You're all acting like it's going to be the end of the world and quite frankly, you all really need to put this into perspective.

One last point, I hate when people generalise. It is probably one of my biggest pet peeves in life in general. Yes, there are some pretty stupid kids out there who look up to the celebrity equivalent of shit, and yes, there are kids out there whose lives are basically their social network, but can we please not group every child/teen together? There are also a great amount of children who actually have some sense and think for themselves, not to mention you never hear about any positive things from the youth. It's all crime and deviancy, and quite frankly, it's just sad that this is how we're represented. Besides, children grow up. People always forget this. As children grow so does their maturity. I mean, I would be seriously surprised if all these psychotic Justin Beiber or One Direction fans were still this fanatic ten years down the line. Sure, they may still be fans, but they wouldn't be so crazy about it. Concluding point: people grow up and people mature.
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Posted 3/28/14 , edited 3/28/14
My opinion? Yea... They're f*cked... I remember when I was little... We had this old ass computer that we never used and we had sticks that we would run outside and stick fight with I spent a lot... of my younger childhood outside. Looking back now I myself adjusted to society and started spending far too much time on electronics although I was still very against cursing I noticed from other students that it became a pretty natural thing, But even natural does not compare to now days... Kids constantly.... cursing out loud and 5 year olds with cell phones, tablets, xbox 1's, and ps4's, I think it's pretty ridiculous...
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Posted 3/28/14

Kilo-Sama wrote:

My opinion? Yea... They're f*cked... I remember when I was little... We had this old ass computer that we never used and we had sticks that we would run outside and stick fight with I spent a lot... of my younger childhood outside. Looking back now I myself adjusted to society and started spending far too much time on electronics although I was still very against cursing I noticed from other students that it became a pretty natural thing, But even natural does not compare to now days... Kids constantly.... cursing out loud and 5 year olds with cell phones, tablets, xbox 1's, and ps4's, I think it's pretty ridiculous...


Your only eighteen. You're still part of that generation, mate. Go down with the ship.
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Posted 3/28/14
It's messed up
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20 / M / U.S.A. OH
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Posted 3/28/14
Too be quite honest I'm 17 and I know this... I've changed just the same... But Just as well I was not as... bad as you'd see these younger... kids meaning 5-13 I didn't get my first cellphone till I was 15 and I just got my first lap top 3 months ago (17).
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Posted 3/28/14 , edited 3/28/14
I don't see it so bad that kids are using technology, "modern" technology is just the new toy. I'm more worried about falling behind

I imagine kids becoming truly (coding and hacking) tech savvy but at a loss of creativity. I worry more about creativity.

But like my programming teacher said, "coding is not for everybody" I mean anyone could do it, it's just boring for some.
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Posted 3/28/14


From an economic standpoint:
If everyone in your family has a cellphone, no more land-line to pay for. I got this flip-phone that's now 8 years old and rarely use it, but it saves us $75 a month from something that was bought used for $40. There's a method to the madness (a little, anyway). If you also think about it, if they're just getting the phone and none of these 'conventional' toys, you're actually saving in the long term, since toys eventually add up and get discarded rather quickly. A phone isn't just for social purposes, either. The biggest downfall is kids mishandling them and getting them wrecked (then again, adults do the same damn thing).

We would've had the same treatment if phones back in the early-mid 2000's were as sophisticated as today. I remember when their screens were blue, had antennas for better reception, and the flappy derp of the day, blue ribbon. You know what most kids did instead? Burned their eyes out watching tv, and myself with console games. Same attitude, different medium.

I'm terribly sorry that you only got a PC just recently, truly the best thing since the internet .

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Posted 3/28/14
....where do i begin. the new generation is really messed up. i see and hear childern swears around my area and its very sading to think about plus i think that they got most things pretty early in their years. its good and bad at the same time. i hope the generation gets better later on in the months/years go by.
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