Friday, 8 April 2016

Criticism of the youth

I recently posted this to Facebook

"When I am much older than I am now, something I promise to do then is to *not* insult generations of people younger than me. There is this tedious trend in which the generations in charge of the world complain about those who come after them. The people who will reach adulthood in twenty years time will have lived in different shoes than me; it will not be my place to judge them and in the event I renege on this promise, please call me out on it."

The current new generation or two receives an awful lot of criticism from the very generations that were responsible for raising them. Before, those older generations received criticism from those that raised them. Rather than continue the cycle, my intention is to treat those younger than me with respect, as I already do and should do because being considerate towards others is what a person should do as a decent member of society and not a douche.


  1. “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” -Socrates

    1. Seems as though the trend goes back longer than I thought!