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Quote: from Savonna on 11:15 pm on Jan. 11, 2004
My son listens to rap, it makes me wanna tear something up.


That's what gets me.  We lived during a time of possible war and destruction at the hands of the former Soviet Union and we were having the time of our lives as a kid.  The 90's had to be the most prosperous and our kids are all freakin' depressed.  I can't stand any of the music today.

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I agree.  All of the rock music these days is depressing...I heard a song on the college radio where I live the other day, and the first verse was, "You'll never have dreams again!!!!!!!!"  and this guy was just screaming this crap over and over again.  Kids are also spoiled brats these days.  I mean, I remember when i was in school, if my teacher called my parents, that was my ass!  Now, kids will cuss their teachers out and threaten them and the parents get called and the kids act like it's the teacher's fault!  My best friend is a 7th grade teacher, and she basically gets paid to babysit...and we live in North Carolina, so she's getting paid in beans to watch these little brats.  What went wrong?  I just don't get it.

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I agree with the last post. Kids these days are spoiled and do not appreciate anything. People are afraid to discipline their children because the gov't has given kids too many rights. Having grown up in the 80's , I cannot recall ever hearing of "child abuse". Kids back then knew what would happen if they got out of line. We respected and sometimes even feared our elders and parents. Kids these days have no respect or fear because of all the so called "child abuse" laws.

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The last two post are very true...kids today have no respect for school, their parents or ant form of authority...I don't mean to generalize....there are still good kids out there......but something has changed.....i hate to blame the media and I know better than to blame the parents...but I think the trith lies somewhere in between...I guesss i really just wonder what was so different about the 80's...It was different.....things weren't .....as bad as they are today......I don't know whats wrong with this generation.....I guess I am just glad I grew up in the 80's.....

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I personally think the 60's were a lot more horrible than today, then you had riots, drugs were everywhere, my great granpa was a firefighter and died in the chicago riot. parents always have this image that all kids listen to gangsta rap all the time, that is so not true, that is todays teenage stereotype adults unfairly place on (some) of them, and another thing the media always maks us kids look bad. In the 80s, 70s and 60s there wasent graphic and gore and stuff on the news, all I am trying to say is that there are a whole heck of a lot (TONS) of GOOD kids and very few bad kids, but people only hear about the bad kids and most of all it is not the KIDS fault, It is the PARENTS fault for not getting on their kids. and they grew up, you guessed it, in the 60's 70's and 80's
If any of you have kids, dont be afraid to get on them, when I was younger it always annoyed me, that my parents had all these rules that other kids didnt have, I didnt like it then but now i appricated the stick toitiveness they made me a better person for it
- Just my 2 cents

                 - Jay (DeloreanDude88)
P.S. - I also think that if parents spent more time with their kids instead of just keep giving their kids money and stuff just to get them out of their hair we would have a lot more good kids. Mabye pull out your old record collections and play them to your kids, mabye then they might like better music, my parents did and  I know it worked for me (-;

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Every generation blames the one before..... remember that song?  every generation blames it parents.  and every generation says.  'we weren't that bad when we were kids.'  this may be true, but i think a major difference (and certainly not the only difference) is the media coverage.  I mean we certainly didn't hear about a gang shooting out in California on the evening news back in the 1930's when there was no tv.  Historical characters such as Billy the Kid were just teenagers.  Had they not made it into history books noone would know of their existence.  So how many more historical teenagers went around killing people that aren't romanced in our history books???
  I see things going down hill definitely.  but it's not the youngest generations fault.  every generation has had a part in it.
  I probly have gotten way of track of this post but it's been on my chest for a while and I just had to get it out!!
   I was born in 73 so I'm not a young punk sticking up for my generation.  what prompted me to write this was reading the posts on hear and hearing everything my mother used to say to me.  it's a never ending cycle.  generations are obviously different but we are all humans and should stop looking down on those older or younger then us!
  OKAY THEN.  i'll stop preaching now!  If you read this please respond.  Positive or negative.  I'd like to know if I'm the only one that feels this way.
 

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I too agree with most of your replies.  I was born in '71 and ALL of my friend's children are such brats.  They will whine and complain until they get their way.  And they always do.  It's somewhat pathetic.

One big reason nobody mentioned about why things are different is technology.  In the 80's, we had just enough technology to make life better-music, movies etc...  Now it has completely infiltrated our lives, especially those of the newer generation.  It has made them extremely lazy.  I remember in the 80's I was always out of the house riding my bike somewhere.  Now, my little nephews are constantly in front of a TV.  Either playing video games, surfing the Web, or watching a DVD.  Hmmm, I wonder why our country is getting fat.

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Tell me about it, Scubapro...I work at a major wireless company, and these cell phones are REDICULOUS!!!  All of our come with wireless internet.  It's a standard feature.  It's insane!  

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I think this generation is as bad as it is because there are a lot more moms that work full time, then they are too tired to do anything with the kids they just buy them anything they want just to shut them up

another thing is that all these goofyass doctors and phychologists *sp?* think that yelling or punishing a kid might "Damage them mentally"thats B.S!!!!!, any of you agree? but dont get hung up on all the negative kids there are a lot of good ones out there. Teenage life is not like they depict it on TV everyone doesnt drink, smoke pot, have sex all the time, There are youre stoners, skids, and burnouts and teen moms (a small part of the teen population) and believe me alot of people my age think they are morons. Just one more thing, the media always blows things out of proportion for example a couple months ago there was a news segment that ALL teenage girls that wear jelly bracelets were sluts, by breaking a braclet you got a sexaul plasure determened by the color, In reality it was ONE girl in california at ONE school. Well I will Get off my soap box now. I want to hear some adulds opinions on the matter,positive or negative

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                                        Jay G. (Deloreandude88)

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Hey Ruby, can you get me a deal on a new phone?    J/K

There are a lot of reasons why kids seem more "difficult" today than just a generation ago.  Things are moving so much faster.  Our society is changing so rapidly.  And it's tough to keep up.  I wish time would stand still for just a couple days so I could catch my breath.  

I have to give some credit though.  I was a teen thru the 80's and graduated HS in '89.  I wasn't exactly the best teen.  I had long hair and drank and got high.  Of course had the jean jacket.  But I certainly can confirm that today's youth, not all like mentioned above, but certainly a larger portion are mean and disrespectful.  My aunt is a school teacher and is retiring early because many of her students will call her names, make threats and are just plain j*rk -offs.  

Every generation will have their issues, but I"m glad I'm not in high school today.  And besides, music sucks now.  Nothing industry shifting has come out since Nirvana.  Unless you're into hip-hop.  Which I am not.  

If I hear Train one more time on the radio, I'm going to puke.  Would the corporate radio stations please pull their heads out of there asses!!

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