THOUGHTS ON THINGS

by Katy Elphinstone

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"Kids these days! I blame the parents."

“Kids these days!” – they’re so passive, apathetic, and demotivated, aren’t they? They can’t pay attention. They don’t want to work, they just want to play on their smartphones all day. They have too much stuff – everything they want, they just get! It seems they don’t get punished or even pulled up on their cheek, or when they throw tantrums. They’re allowed to stay up playing computer games all night, then they refuse to go to school. How can their parents allow them to get away with such nonsense?

When we were their age… we had a job (or three)! We applied ourselves to our studies; we were curious and active. We helped in the house! We said ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

What is going wrong with the new generation? And even more importantly: who’s to blame?

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