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This.


Also, I do kind of feel bad for the kids growing up nowadays, with video games.

We (people my age) grew up with video games on older systems where you could really see the limitations pretty easily. (For example, the majority of RPGers from my age know exactly what 65,535 is and what it means.) We saw the evolution of gaming, we saw how much fuggin' BETTER video games got with each new piece of technology. We got to experience the very first of many long-standing series of games like DragonQuest and Final Fantasy. Kids these days, while they CAN still do that, they generally won't want to, and you can't really blame them.

It's like those of us born in the 70's and 80's got to see technology start to evolve while it was more humanly understandable, and I think it gave our generation a better understanding of that evolution. A kid growing up today, they won't get to experience that without some kind of "history of recent technology" type of course.

Then again, it's the kids who grew up their whole lives with the tech already there (those who are growing up today) that will have a better understanding of how technology integrates with society. They also got to grow up with fucking AWESOME cartoons (don't get me wrong, we had some good ones, but kids today have it so much better).

I tend to lament that I wasn't born ten years earlier or ten years later, hahaha.
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Playing outside, getting dirty when playing outside, more freedom than the bubble raised kids of today, proper education and manners, that`s just a few
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The quality and respect of life.

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Playing outside, getting dirty when playing outside, more freedom than the bubble raised kids of today, proper education and manners, that`s just a few


It can be argued that millennials are the most educated of the generations thus far, though perhaps a bit linear and more in line with today's education system, which I believe to be slightly better. One might surmise it's a self propagating system, I.E. teaching kids how to function in said created system.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


SetsunaPluto wrote:

Playing outside, getting dirty when playing outside, more freedom than the bubble raised kids of today, proper education and manners, that`s just a few


It can be argued that millennials are the most educated of the generations thus far, though perhaps a bit linear and more in line with today's education system, which I believe to be slightly better. One might surmise it's a self propagating system, I.E. teaching kids how to function in said created system.


Well if your fine with the system...
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Real macaroni and cheese, not that microwavable cup crap. Good video games with no DLC, Walkman, prank calling (curse you caller ID), two-way radios. You have no idea how much fun it was to play with radios.
Posted 1/28/16 , edited 1/28/16

SetsunaPluto wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


SetsunaPluto wrote:

Playing outside, getting dirty when playing outside, more freedom than the bubble raised kids of today, proper education and manners, that`s just a few


It can be argued that millennials are the most educated of the generations thus far, though perhaps a bit linear and more in line with today's education system, which I believe to be slightly better. One might surmise it's a self propagating system, I.E. teaching kids how to function in said created system.


Well if your fine with the system...


So you believe in the self defeating system? Okay then. I was merely surmising your comeback to it. If it impresses you to know, kids type FAR more often and create far more text than previous generations; however, this doesn't impact there ability to create proper essays (for college at least.)
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


SetsunaPluto wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


SetsunaPluto wrote:

Playing outside, getting dirty when playing outside, more freedom than the bubble raised kids of today, proper education and manners, that`s just a few


It can be argued that millennials are the most educated of the generations thus far, though perhaps a bit linear and more in line with today's education system, which I believe to be slightly better. One might surmise it's a self propagating system, I.E. teaching kids how to function in said created system.


Well if your fine with the system...


So you believe in the self defeating system? Okay then. I was merely surmising your comeback to it. If it impresses you to know, kids type FAR more often and create far more text than previous generations; however, this doesn't impact there ability to create proper essays (for college at least.)


I was referring more to the type of education given by parents that teaches kids to be less spoiled, more respectful, and so on. Your point is valid if your talking about academia specifically, but schools are not the only way to get educated. There`s things that one learns from environment
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SetsunaPluto wrote:

I was referring more to the type of education given by parents that teaches kids to be less spoiled, more respectful, and so on. Your point is valid if your talking about academia specifically, but schools are not the only way to get educated. There`s things that one learns from environment


I would disagree even for academia, honestly. Oh, it's claimed that the Flynn effect has human IQ rising 3-5 points each generation, but when I interact with kids, I can't help but think, "Jesus Christ, I was never that much of a dumbass even at that age."

Don't get me wrong, of course there are some pretty intelligent kids out there, and kids will be kids, but by and large I see a "dumbing down" of the younger generation that, hell, started even before I was born.

Hell, half the shit you don't even have to learn in school anymore (replaced with stupid shit you DO have to learn, thanks Common Core).
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Yep my point exactly. There is a dumbing down as u put it and sometimes it catches on to adults too.
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Being able to play in the streets, a fields or large gardens or a beach.
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good content airing daily on cartoon network. I'm not going to say all of the newer shows are bad though there are a couple that I enjoy but they don't really compare to stuff like this

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I'm worried people might stop having landlines. I've seen a video of a young girl staring at a landline phone, not knowing how to hang up because it had no buttons.
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i could watch TV all day without one stupid Infomercial. Thats the only thing on the TV these days on the weekends around here
Also, MTV had music videos.


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