Kids Today  

rm_Ptalk1155 34M
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3/27/2006 9:47 pm

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3/28/2006 10:27 pm

Kids Today

Never thought I would ever be old enough to be uttering that with as much frequency as I do. "Kids today". Why is it everyone between the age of 8 and 25 has a complete lack of self-respect and self-responsibility? Nothing is their fault and they don't care. It is...infuriating. To see such raw potential wasted drives me mad. I have no idea how you parents do it. Just watching them makes me want to break something.

Fortunately, I'm not really the type to let raw anger loose, took me a while but I learned to keep it nice and tight below the surface, bubbling until it evaporates. Though most of the time I'd like nothing better to break everything in sight

Only a few things make me quite that angry, and unnecessary stupidity is one of them. Where does that come from? "Yeah you'll fail if you don't turn it in." "I don't care I hate that teacher." What?! You want to go down because of a grudge? Ok Ahab.

That of course, does not even begin to account for the college trend of "hey, let's get so smashed we can't remember what we did and let's do it every other night!"

Argh. I'm going to bed.

rm_picadelly123 32M

3/28/2006 12:42 am

In general I'm pretty tolerant of it, until said smashed start making noise through the dorm walls, etc. every night. At 3 am . My guess is that this whole post is stemming from an inebriated annoyance; i completely sympathize.

On the other hand, though, I have to disagree about "kids today". I think "kids today" or more or less like kids at any point in time, today, 50 years ago, or in the future. Where they're starting from changes of course, and how they're getting where they're going to too, but what they want to do and where they end up going ultimately doesn't change in the abstract. 1920's they throw out Beethoven and put on the lipstick and the swing. "Those crazy kids" they said. Those would be today's conservative grandmas and grandpas (allusion to Republicans et. al averted in re: of not being a troll). There will always be a sizable segment of society cutting loose and going nuts, just for fuck's sake.

What matters, I suppose, is that one distances oneself from the inanity when one realizes that it either isn't for one or else is just too plain stupid. Which from your tone I believe applies to you here.

If it doesn't, and on the off chance you live through my wall, quit fucking banging it at all hours .

saddletrampsk 54F

3/28/2006 10:52 am

someones getting old and cranky..

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