What a cliche title, huh?
It’s like I’m 80 and in my rocking chair talking about those young whipper snappers.
Whipper snappers my ass.
I cannot stand just about anyone under 30 anymore. Sorry, not sorry.
Entitled tweens, teenagers and 20 somethings that can’t wipe their own ass, boil a pot of water or iron their own shirt. What the hell is going on in this world? What are parents teaching their children these days? Or is that the problem? They are too busy being a “friend” instead of being a parent?
The disrespect of the under 30 crowd I see all the time, in stores, restaurants, etc… No manners, all kinds of self-importance and self-entitlement. Do these kids have to work for anything anymore or is it all just handed to them on a silver platter?
I drive past my old high school often and it’s a sea of luxury cars. Lexus, land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, Audi. WHAT. THE. HELL? My friends and I were happy with our little 4-5 year old or more sedans. My first car was a 1984 Buick Skylark, medium blue, 4 doors, power everything and pretty much mint condition because it was barely driven by a little old lady. I absolutely LOVED my car. Then it was totaled by some dumb bitch in a Chevy Lumina van who jetted backwards out of a parking space at the grocery store, not even looking to see if anyone was coming, and t-boned me to the point where it ripped the tires off the rims and scraped the pavement. They couldn’t even open the damn doors to get me out. I had to climb out the window.
Anyway, I digress. I hear the way these kids talk to their parents and know that if it had been me, I would have been back-handed to kingdom come for mouthing off like that. Not these kids. The parents bend over to please these brats. It makes me ill. The youth of today is America’s future and all they know how to do is play video games, text, Instagram and SnapChat. All they care about are how many followers they have and how many likes they get.
Who is going to run the corporations, who is going to run the country? We don’t need another Trump in office…
And don’t get me started on Millennials. OMG. I cringe. I just can’t… I’m not condemning the whole lot of them. But there are select group who border on the ridiculous. Deconstructed coffee? How about they are self absorbed. They are obsessed with selfies and social media, especially Instagram and SnapChat (see above paragraph)and the only people they’re more obsessed with than themselves are the likes of the Kardashion/Jenners.
There are the ones who don’t think an education is necessary and think they know everything out of the gate, calling those with advanced education and far more years of experienced outdated dinosaurs and then they proceed to get everything wrong and need the dinosaur to bail them out.
Am I just old and crabby? Maybe. I can admit that. Gen X isn’t doing a very good job raising the future. Gen Y isn’t doing any better, but at least they have a little more time to work on it.
I don’t have kids. Some upper power decided I wasn’t good enough for that privilege. But I can have imaginary kids all I want, and I can imagine how I’d raise them. And I can imagine how they’d turn out. It’s all I have…