teens (Custom)

There is something wrong with the younger generation. Sometimes I don’t understand their thinking.

It has been rightly said that we spend the first half of our lives trying to understand the older generation, and the second half trying understand the younger generation. This is nothing peculiar to the modern age. It has always been so.

Every age has its own problem. Youth has always felt somewhat exasperated with age. And age, has always been suspicious of youth.

The younger generation have the tendency to take things for granted. Food, water, clothes, education, justice, love, freedom, family and many more.

They think that it is “the way things should be” so they just accept it and even waste it without any care most of the times. They did not realize that people in the past had worked hard only to have it. And for them just to squander it in a way, it is selfish for them to think that way.

The young generation, today, thinks everything is like the Internet –  unlimited access, with no cost. I am a big believer that the current generation has been spoiled by the Internet and also by the easy way of life.

You can get access to almost anything you want for free. And, the current generation seems to be addicted to video games. In the video games, they are the star of the entire world, and they can start over if they make a mistake. Then, they seem surprised, when real life is not like that.

I agree that young adults feel entitled, because they are unwilling to work for all the benefits that they demand. Young adults are now demanding more and more of both goods and services, yet they expect to work less for such things.

Instead of recognizing that they need to work more, if they are to receive more, they expect the opposite. This disease is largely responsible for our declining economy. Because of the young generation now, I fear for myself when I get older, because kids today are too spoiled.

These generations of kids that are in their teens are what I fear most about my future. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, and I got spanked or whacked up by my parents when I did something wrong. I grew up respecting my elders, parents, and authority figures. I know what it’s like to have to work for a living and reaping what I sow.

These kids nowadays don’t get punished for anything. They throw a fit and, instead of being punished and told the right way to act, they simply get what they want, so the parents don’t have to hear them whine. They are not taught to earn things that they want.

And what’s up with young people wanting to get married early?

Just fresh out of college or university and yet wanting to tie the knot as soon as possible.
What the hell rite? I don’t know. I don’t really find it rational.  Yeah I am surprised whenever I met or chat up with these young people. It seems to be the norm nowadays.

This is Singapore, everything here need $$. But what would the younger generation these days understand? Most of them get married using their parents $$. Their education (university) fees were paid for. They did not go through hardships or difficult times or that simple fact of realization that money has to be earned and not spent recklessly.

I mean, why not find a decent job first?  As in, work for a few years, enjoy the fruits and rewards of your labors, save some money for rainy days, go on a holiday then think about settling down.

And the most important thing is, give your parents some luxury and enjoyment of your money that you earn. And also your time. For they have struggled to raise you, gave you an education, gave you a fuckin’ roof over your head and all the other luxuries in life and the least you can do, is to be selfless & repay them back.

They will be proud on the fact that they raised good and responsible children who made their parents lives easy, not troubling them more.

Nevertheless, despite of what I just said above, I believe that every older generation feels that way about younger generations. My parents must have felt the same way about my generations and now, I felt this way bout the current ones. It’s a circle.

There are people in every generation that act this way. I recently had a friend that was from the younger generation, and she did act like the world owed her something. The way I see it, when we are young, we might think that way, but, after a few times of getting knocked down, we learn this is not true.

And also, I also do realize that there are also many young adults who take on extra responsibility and aim to make the world a better place, and they should be given credit, as well.

I truly believe that a generation, be it young or old, should have respect for each other and also abide by their responsibilities so as not to take each other or society for granted and continuously live in happiness. They should know their place in society and the role they play in their daily lives. Then this world will be a better place.

But currently, the majority of the younger generation does not seem to see it.

I guess, only time will tell.