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    Through the media etc. kids are hearing more often that they don't have to make anything of themselves individually... That everyone else is to blame for their own shortcomings... That you can do whatever you like without adapting or applying yourself and someone else will take care of you and give you everything you need forever...

    The reality is that the newer generations have no incentive to create or to work hard because they're told that someone who has more than they have should be responsible for them.  

    This also creates a strong sense of wanting everything immediately without wanting to put in the time and effort necessary to get the good things in life which is a recipe for disaster...

    •  Zzzzzzz..... (5+ / 0-)
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      nickrud, Bronx59, davewill, Panurge, fuzzyguy

      I swear God has this complaint on a macro that's set to trigger every ten years or so. I've heard it go round four or five times now, and damn, is it getting old. But it seems to be some consolation for complainers that are themselves getting old.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:13:01 PM PST

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    •  Wrong. Kids do not have enough adult interaction (1+ / 0-)
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      doing actual tasks with them to learn how to live.  Some kids spend minutes with parents and otherwise their adult contact is a teacher.  That teacher's attention is divided at best.  The tasks expected of kids to perform are contrived for a sensory deprived environment.  With parents scrambling to make a living and media distractions that occupy the tired adults, the kids are on their own with their media.

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