The "today" Generation

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    Nov 28, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    What is wrong with people now a day? There are way too many rude people. What makes it worse is that people do not sit down and communicate honestly with each other to solve the problems in a adult and mature manner. I do not think it is hard to realize the benefits of doing something like that. You should have know about things like that if you are decently educated by your family and school.

    People either play games or just acting in horrible manners. Where are the education and manners(positive) you have learned when you were little kids....unless your family neglect you I guess.....But I don't think most of us were neglected. At least be honest and figure out problems with people around you who are willing to work with you in an adult and respectful manner!

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    Nov 28, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
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    Nov 28, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    theantijock said


    LMAO i was in this play when i was in highschool...........hahahaha

    Thanks for making me laugh......it was a genuine laugh due to the video...
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    Nov 28, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    The accessibility of unavailability. From email to text messaging it's so easy to be unavailable today. Phones aren't for talking anymore. We've lost the art of analog communication.

    In the classroom we see the expressionless faces of kids with no idea how to interact with the instructor let alone their peers. As I'm informed, this started in the 1990s and there's a noticeable change every five years. It gets worse.
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    Nov 28, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I'm not rude... I'm just right.
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    Nov 28, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    Often when people annoy us with their bad manners, rudeness, selfish & crass behavior, my partner & I break into a short parody of the Bye, Bye Birdie lyrics:

    Folks!
    What's the matter with folks today!
    Why can't they be like we are?
    Perfect in every way,
    What's the matter with folks today?
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    Nov 28, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    Today's generation has a false sense of entitlement. It's the "me" generation.
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    Nov 28, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    I thought this was going to be about the "now" generation. So many people want what they want now. Buying your first starter home? It's gotta have granite. No, quartz. Getting married? Has to be a destination wedding - after you and your significant other closed on your starter home. Let's not even talk about needing the latest gadget. It's these raised expectations and overwhelming sense of entitlement and need for attention in an increasingly hard world that make people impatient, rude and in constant need of instant gratification.

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    Nov 28, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidThe accessibility of unavailability. From email to text messaging it's so easy to be unavailable today. Phones aren't for talking anymore. We've lost the art of analog communication.

    In the classroom we see the expressionless faces of kids with no idea how to interact with the instructor let alone their peers. As I'm informed, this started in the 1990s and there's a noticeable change every five years. It gets worse.

    what. the. fuck.... are u even talking about?

    Where are u gathering this evidence that's it's getting worse every 5 years? I work with high school students every single day..... I know first-hand that what u just said is completely baseless and u have no real ervidence to back up ur claim....ur just rattling off ur own ignorant opinion as fact. . Please.... spare us..


    The students I work with are bright, smart, very socialized and good people all around. Of course every generation has it's share of slackers, druggies, anti-social kids, etc.... but there's not this progressions of decline in students today..

    U have no idea. Go back to ur Tumblr blog, bro.

  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 28, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    The outright rudeness in people that you are seeing has nothing to do with technology. If anything technology is helping to break down the barriers and helping people learn how more closely relate and communicate with each other. The rudeness that you are experiencing stems form a couple things. We live in a hurry-up-and-get-things-done-now world, so people have little time for each other. We live in a mobile population where people exist in a world that is much larger then it once was. We see a person once and are mostly likely to not ever see them again, so we care less about what they think about us and only take the time to associate with those that are most like us. We live in a multicultural global world where we see the actions of another's culture as rude rather than as a communication gap. And lastly, a bigger population, means there are going to be a lot more crazies out there. icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 28, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    I don't want to be like the "today" generation, so I'll post this reply tomorrow.
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidThe outright rudeness in people that you are seeing has nothing to do with technology. If anything technology is helping to break down the barriers and helping people learn how more closely relate and communicate with each other. The rudeness that you are experiencing stems form a couple things. We live in a hurry-up-and-get-things-done-now world, so people have little time for each other. We live in a mobile population where people exist in a world that is much larger then it once was. We see a person once and are mostly likely to not ever see them again, so we care less about what they think about us and only take the time to associate with those that are most like us. We live in a multicultural global world where we see the actions of another's culture as rude rather than as a communication gap. And lastly, a bigger population, means there are going to be a lot more crazies out there. icon_twisted.gif


    I see what you are trying to say but there are nice ways of doing things when you don't have time rather than being rude.....I am sure you can think of some example. I think it has to do with technology though. People learn to be rude online and not in people face so the more they do it the more they get used to that type of thinking and behaviors.
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    "The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children now are tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

    -Socrates, 400BC
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    Also I would love to stop hearing shit about students doing poorly academically and socially due to technology. Any research would yield the opposite, that our test scores are higher, and we are socially more adept because of multi-tasking and juggling more media. And if you tell me to get off your lawn one more time I'll pee on it.
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    What age does the "Today Generation" range? Cause I'd really like to weigh in here...
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    kevmoran saidAlso I would love to stop hearing shit about students doing poorly academically and socially due to technology. Any research would yield the opposite, that our test scores are higher, and we are socially more adept because of multi-tasking and juggling more media. And if you tell me to get off your lawn one more time I'll pee on it.

    People greatly overestimate their ability to multitask.
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Just_Tim saidWhat age does the "Today Generation" range? Cause I'd really like to weigh in here...


    If you are not rude, you don't count.
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    Nov 29, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    kevmoran saidAlso I would love to stop hearing shit about students doing poorly academically and socially due to technology. Any research would yield the opposite, that our test scores are higher, and we are socially more adept because of multi-tasking and juggling more media. And if you tell me to get off your lawn one more time I'll pee on it.


    Online socially adept yes.....reality is something to be concerned
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    I think that people in my generation are beginning to see how fucked up we are as it is reflected in the the younger generation.

    I find most kids are pretty cool and have great book smarts. But as with all generations knowing something and understanding something are 2 different things. Life has a funny way of moulding people.
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidPeople greatly overestimate their ability to multitask.

    Well we were all able to balance our texting, facebook, social lives, and extracurricular sports all while getting higher test scores and better grades than every generation before us.

    Sounds pretty damn good to me.

    But I'm sure people my age will complain about the next generation and so on, hence the Socrates quote.
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidPeople greatly overestimate their ability to multitask.

    Well we were all able to balance our texting, facebook, social lives, and extracurricular sports all while getting higher test scores and better grades than every generation before us.

    Sounds pretty damn good to me.

    But I'm sure people my age will complain about the next generation and so on, hence the Socrates quote.


    Both of questionable significance and debatable on various fronts.

    Regarding scores and what I assume some might try to attach to that, increased intelligence, there's the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect considering everything from nutrition to industrial poisoning to simple test taking skills. Also to consider is that "Jon Martin Sundet and colleagues (2004) examined scores on intelligence tests given to Norwegian conscripts between the 1950s and 2002. They found that the increase of scores of general intelligence stopped after the mid-1990s and declined in numerical reasoning sub-tests.[33]"

    But also it's not as if you're the first generation with a things to do list. Growing up, aside from getting mostly A's in school, I swam, partied my ass off, attended Hebrew school Tues & Thurs after school plus Sundays. Went to temple Friday nights and Saturday mornings, partied my ass off some more, hosted numerous parties as a latchkey kid with two working parents, had tons of friends, many still my friends 50 years later, spent 8 weeks each year at summercamp with all those activities and friends; oh, and I didn't score too badly on IQ tests either. Lots of eperience multitasking, no puter required.

    My brother lived similarly. His kids? Forgetaboutit! Three of'm and none with a 10th the social life my brother and I had--and I don't mean texting; I mean spending time--though one has some psych issues, the other spent too much time on his puter and the girl too much time with her horse. Still, they had all the opportunties I had and then some yet they're not going to have the long term friendships I have when they grow up because they never managed to figure that out.

    Throwing away friendships over the stupidest things--I've heard their stories--isn't really how to balance a social life; it's simply not coping. Nothin' to brag about. It's sad. I hope they figure it out in college and keep some friends for life. It's worth the effort.
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
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    Both of questionable significance and debatable on various fronts.

    Regarding scores and what I assume some might try to attach to that, increased intelligence, there's the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect considering everything from nutrition to industrial poisoning to simple test taking skills. Also to consider is that "Jon Martin Sundet and colleagues (2004) examined scores on intelligence tests given to Norwegian conscripts between the 1950s and 2002. They found that the increase of scores of general intelligence stopped after the mid-1990s and declined in numerical reasoning sub-tests.[33]"

    But also it's not as if you're the first generation with a things to do list. Growing up, aside from getting mostly A's in school, I swam, partied my ass off, attended Hebrew school Tues & Thurs after school plus Sundays. Went to temple Friday nights and Saturday mornings, partied my ass off some more, hosted numerous parties as a latchkey kid with two working parents, had tons of friends, many still my friends 50 years later, spent 8 weeks each year at summercamp with all those activities and friends; oh, and I didn't score too badly on IQ tests either. Lots of eperience multitasking, no puter required.

    My brother lived similarly. His kids? Forgetaboutit! Three of'm and none with a 10th the social life my brother and I had--and I don't mean texting; I mean spending time--though one has some psych issues, the other spent too much time on his puter and the girl too much time with her horse. Still, they had all the opportunties I had and then some yet they're not going to have the long term friendships I have when they grow up because they never managed to figure that out.

    Throwing away friendships over the stupidest things--I've heard their stories--isn't really how to balance a social life; it's simply not coping. Nothin' to brag about. It's sad. I hope they figure it out in college and keep some friends for life. It's worth the effort.

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    And all I can say is that the older you get the better you were. Everyone thinks that they were the craaaaaziest partier, the chillest athlete, and they just did their own thing in high school. And yes, we still balance all of those things you mentioned on top of it, not to mention dealing with everyone saying we're the worst generation yet. I can absolutely guarantee you were no smarter or more social than we are today, you have just glorified things in your mind and use it to make people feel like shit.
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    kevmoran said
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    And all I can say is that the older you get the better you were. Everyone thinks that they were the craaaaaziest partier, the chillest athlete, and they just did their own thing in high school. And yes, we still balance all of those things you mentioned on top of it, not to mention dealing with everyone saying we're the worst generation yet. I can absolutely guarantee you were no smarter or more social than we are today, you have just glorified things in your mind and use it to make people feel like shit.


    I thought you were more thoughtful up until this post. Take care of yourself. Buh bye.
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    You can always kill yourself!
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    Nov 30, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    kevmoran said
    theantijock said

    Both of questionable significance and debatable on various fronts.

    Regarding scores and what I assume some might try to attach to that, increased intelligence, there's the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect considering everything from nutrition to industrial poisoning to simple test taking skills. Also to consider is that "Jon Martin Sundet and colleagues (2004) examined scores on intelligence tests given to Norwegian conscripts between the 1950s and 2002. They found that the increase of scores of general intelligence stopped after the mid-1990s and declined in numerical reasoning sub-tests.[33]"

    But also it's not as if you're the first generation with a things to do list. Growing up, aside from getting mostly A's in school, I swam, partied my ass off, attended Hebrew school Tues & Thurs after school plus Sundays. Went to temple Friday nights and Saturday mornings, partied my ass off some more, hosted numerous parties as a latchkey kid with two working parents, had tons of friends, many still my friends 50 years later, spent 8 weeks each year at summercamp with all those activities and friends; oh, and I didn't score too badly on IQ tests either. Lots of eperience multitasking, no puter required.

    My brother lived similarly. His kids? Forgetaboutit! Three of'm and none with a 10th the social life my brother and I had--and I don't mean texting; I mean spending time--though one has some psych issues, the other spent too much time on his puter and the girl too much time with her horse. Still, they had all the opportunties I had and then some yet they're not going to have the long term friendships I have when they grow up because they never managed to figure that out.

    Throwing away friendships over the stupidest things--I've heard their stories--isn't really how to balance a social life; it's simply not coping. Nothin' to brag about. It's sad. I hope they figure it out in college and keep some friends for life. It's worth the effort.

    http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-sat.htm

    And all I can say is that the older you get the better you were. Everyone thinks that they were the craaaaaziest partier, the chillest athlete, and they just did their own thing in high school. And yes, we still balance all of those things you mentioned on top of it, not to mention dealing with everyone saying we're the worst generation yet. I can absolutely guarantee you were no smarter or more social than we are today, you have just glorified things in your mind and use it to make people feel like shit.


    Wow wow....where is the respect my friend?