dancedancekj saidIt seems like a lot of people my parent's age are spoiled, self-centered, all about themselves and have no care or respect for anyone else including their kids, the community, the environment, the state of the economy, and the country. Everyone acts as if all of their actions are fully justified and have no consequences on others, and I'm just getting sick and tired of the immaturity, insecurity, and vindictiveness being played out at the expense of our world's future...
The problem always lies with the parents and their style of parenting/lack of parenting, not really with the kids. The kids aren't totally blameless, but if you've been told lies by all the adults your entire life, it takes a lot of work (as a leader, educator, mentor in my case) to change that mentality.
While you're blaming the parents...ya might want to look into being responsible for your own actions. There are many, many younger people today who were brought up by parents that are less than "good role models", but have somehow risen above that and become wonderful leaders.
Since the OP was blaming the individual, I was simply pointing out that parents are an issue as well. College kids however, I feel particularly bad for, since at least at my university, a lot of them hadn't had to (or been allowed) to struggle, learn, or have a lot of hard life experiences yet, due to helicopter parenting. A lot of them started having some "Come to Jesus" talks, since this was the first time they were seeing the consequences of their actions, away from mommy and daddy.
That's why I stated the kids aren't totally blameless. Don't worry, there are plenty of rotten, spoiled, selfish, lazy, unmotivated, ignorant, parasitic individuals my age that I know who had great parents, and are awful people due to their own decisions and actions (I'm friends with some of them). I don't think it's necessarily fair to judge kids, even college age kids, when so much of their personality and outlook has been determined by their parents.