Nope. It's 'generation Facebook'. More than 7 words in a sentence and they forget the first two...Yeah, what's with that? Can't people read anymore?
They know how to play computer games
They know how to party
They don't miss any important event
They are part of the 'fun society'
They are proud of being dumb
Just recently there was a study at German universities. Not colleges, universities! Most of the students couldn't write anymore. That's correct - their orthography was far below average. What happened to a country that had produced fantastic products with the label 'Made in Germany'? I mean, if they can't write anymore, how can they read? Even if they can read, most of them don't understand what they have read! The rest who did understand what was on paper didn't react in an appropriate way or even showed any reaction at all.
Oh, and just for the fun of it, ask somebody in your government if he/she knows how many zeros a trillion has. Do you still wonder why your country is in debt?
Good night, dear world. We are moving towards a new dark age with giant steps.
Don't think digital. Think molecular - it's a stellar experience. I'm using film because nature isn't made of squares.
Seems like plenty of fair warning in your description, Jim!
Silly me. I thought if you started your description with "Buyers Beware!" that people might read on....
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949
I agree that most people in their 20's are a bunch of whiny, egotistical, think-they-deserve-everything-for-nothing bunch.
But lets not group all of us together please...
I am 23, I don't use Facebook and I don't even have a cell-phone!
(Who do I really need to call? The US President?.. Batman?.. What do I NEED a cell-phone for?)
I was in the Library today, there was a mother telling her 9 year old son, "C'mon, its time to leave".
The kid put up a big fit started to cry, etc.
The mother actually sat down and waited until the kid was ready to leave...
Holy Cow! What happened to the good 'ol backhand across the face from the parent who doesn't take that kind of crap!
Don't blame me... It is the generations before me that ruined the world... Now I have to fix it!
Thanks for nothing!
"I would like to see Paris before I die... Philadelphia will do..."
Back in the day, a teacher was respected, by parents. Today, they are the common enemy of the family. I kid you not.
A year ago, or so, I was assisting teacher for some troubled kids of ages around 8 years old. One day one of them turns up at school with a knife. We took it from him and called the parents up. Who accused us of lying, because we apparently did not like the kid.
Had that been my teacher who called my mother, there would have been no chance in hell my parents would have taken my word before my teacher. This is not an isolated event, but rather the standard. It's ruined the chances for teachers to be able to keep a clean and calm enviroment for kids in school. After all why would kids respect and listen to teachers, when parents show them, they don't have to.
Not long ago there was a debate about if children should be allowed to have their mobile phones on during class.. Yes, parents and politicians actually debated if they should allow ringtones etc to disrupt classes.
No wonder they won't learn to read our show respect when they are supposed to do it in an enviroment that is more or less a subway station. Try reading and learning in that kind of enviroment yourselves.
And I'm not very old myself, not did I pay the proper respect to my teachers. But it's alot different now. I left school at 1990. Teacher at 1994, 2001, 2007 and 2010. Same ages, same school and constant decline.
You are right on Zewrak, my wife teaches high school here in the L.A. schools.
Good for you Jim.