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post #41 of 79 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 06:22 PM
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Nothing against you, but government jobs don't exactly attract the "best and brightest".
No they certainly don't.

I was young once and I certainly remember being lazy, unmotivated and self-entitled when I first got into the workforce. There's nothing new about that generation to generation.

What I don't remember is hearing anyone tell their boss to fuck off to their face as frequently. Muttering under your breath, saying things behind their back....sure, but telling them to fuck off and yet still expecting a promotion 30 days later? Not so much
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That girl is either very dumb or was on drugs during that court appearance.

I mean that was not your average dumb 18 year old.
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My thoughts on this is that it is very true that my generation lacks respect, work, and most importantly, responsibility. I respectfully disagree with snowolf, I believe that economics may be hurting, but It's definitely not because we are too poor. In the 1800s, kids took things seriously, and most families weren't 1/10th as wealthy as the "poor" families these days! There isn't any pressure on kids these days! We act like "peer pressure", and "celecrity pressure", is a big deal, but basically its just showing that people my age are usually pretty wimpy. i'm not saying there isn't exceptions, there sure is, but think about it, If Kids dont have any pressure to work at home, any pressure to make their own living, to support themselves, and usually no pressure to do well in School, their thoughts go away from things that matter and then they have some much freedom they don't know what to do with it! They go get addicted to drugs, alcohol, go sleep around, and THAT sure is preparing them for life. Booker T. Washington had a great quote, "Few things help an individual more than laying responsibility on him." My parents put responsibility on me, and if I don't do it right, or if I lack responsibility, I don't get some wussy "pep talk" crap, I get A. Badly Disciplined, or B. If not a very bad infraction, Slightly Disciplined. There isn't any bs.

So I believe we need to understand that one of the main reasons kids dont have respect isn't because of peer pressure, bla bla bla, the ROOT reason is a lack of responsiblity.

I'm not even old and I just made a rant about my generation...
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Ok, sorry If I misunderstood. I thought you meant that because of Economic Difficulty kids aren't spending enough time with parents. But yeah, I agree with you.
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Just to clarify, I was talking about economic status. I was talking about time. Back in the 1800's as you say, families spent a lot more face time with each other. They worked together, ate together and interacted. Being poor is not what I attributed any if this to. It's the fact that kids barely even interact with their parents anymore.
This is very true! But it also seems to be a cultural thing around here. Hey, I grew up alright with one parent missing half the time (nature of work). But I didn't grow up around these parts. Parenting seems to be different in Europe...
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IDK. Going through highschool where I live, the kids that seemed to get in the most trouble (drunk driving, MIP's, drug use/drug dealing, vandalism) were the kids that had rich parents and EVERYTHING was given to them. Hell even my graduating class' president was involved in drug use. So I think it has less to do with economic influences and more to do with the music industry and reality television. I mean just look at Jersey Shore. You really think you are going to get your teens to do good in school and stay home and study when all they see on tv are these guido douchebags getting wasted everynight and banging chicks left and right? I also think that parents are often just as influenced by certain things and now consider bad behavior more acceptable to a point. I'm not going to say that I was perfect by any means, but having gone through quite a stage in highschool, I know what influenced me the most. Luckily it was nothing more than a stage. I'm happy I had finally seen consequences for my actions and it was a giant turning point for me. 3-1/2 years later I look back and am quite embarrassed at how I use to act, But now I'm in a good spot and am pretty successful for my age.. Hopefully the same thing will happen to other kids like the girl in this vid.
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/Rant on

It starts in little league when the kid in right field digging in his nose gets the same trophy as the kid on the other team who hits home runs every game. We as a society quit keeping score at a young age, and made sure everyone "won" at everything. Problem is, life doesn't work like that. You "win" by being better than someone else. Suck at t-ball? Maybe you should quit and play football. Oh, don't like to get hit? Join band. Can't play? Grab a snowboard.

Point is, "no one left behind" and "everyone wins" is a dis service to youth. It breeds entitlement, and ends with this video.

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You sound like an old pissed off man. Why do old people need the approval of younger people?

You sound like the old man that I possibly sprayed while hauling down a steep slope snowboarding. He went out of his way to catch up to me trying to yell at me for I guess going to fast or spraying him with snow on accident. I ignored him and kept riding. And he fell in front of me I guess trying to cut me off to get back at me. I hate old people who think young people owe them respect. They're ignorant to think that way so I give them none of it to piss them off.
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You sound like an old pissed off man. Why do old people need the approval of younger people?

You sound like the old man that I possibly sprayed while hauling down a steep slope snowboarding. He went out of his way to catch up to me trying to yell at me for I guess going to fast or spraying him with snow on accident. I ignored him and kept riding. And he fell in front of me I guess trying to cut me off to get back at me. I hate old people who think young people owe them respect. They're ignorant to think that way so I give them none of it to piss them off.
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One thing I have noticed in Denver is that parents simply do not give a fuck. When I go out to the grocery store or a retail store to pick something up I always run into little kids being little pieces of shit yelling and screaming and throwing stuff, and the parents just ignore it. These are not one or two isolated incidents, the majority of parents here just let their kids be little dicks all day and do nothing about it. With that kind of parenting, of course you are going to breed little assholes that grow into big assholes, and then produce little assholes of their own.

I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and that shit would not fly. If you acted out in public you got smacked. Guess what? Kids in PA don't act out in public. That's one of the first things I noticed when I moved out here. Went from well behaved kids in PA to little assholes in CO.
This is pretty funny, as I just moved to Philly 2 summers ago. I never noticed before, but now that I think about it, I haven't seen 1 kid acting up around here.

As for the chick in that video, she is going to go to prison, get out, party, fuck a bunch o dudes, get pregnant multiple times and have 7 asshole kids. That drives me more crazy than her singular attitude. There should be sterilization laws in this country. We can take away their right to vote, their 2nd amendment rights... how about their right to reproduce?
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