I never thought I would be one of them.
You know. Old.
They funny thing is, mine is the first generation that really isn't. We are the first generation who's 40 looks and feels 20. Our era is still the craziest. We came after X and before Y. We were the first to really concentrate on living our dreams, because we were the first to have that kind of disposable time and the support system to allow it yet we still value self respect and have a solid work ethic. We did things like read. Books. And we didn't have to run out and spend $300 on a gadget to do it.
We are the ones that ripped apart the social stigmas, that made gays cool and accepted exotic races. We ripped apart useless stereotypes so the coming generations could rebuild something better.
The coming generation brought us slackers.
Instead of working to build onto this gap, they eschew work and accept the "its all good" marijuana mentality. They assume that everything will be brought to them and find all work repugnant. They are ignorant of everything. They can commit to Youtube.com. Where I live they refuse to shower or groom themselves in any way, wear clothes junkies have discarded and call it "hipster." Their music would suck except its starting to be mostly reworked 80s thank God so I can tolerate it. They honestly have no concept of responsibility. They scare me.
Yes, that is what started all this. I had to go associate with actual people today and caught myself saying "Kids today SUCK!"
I know this is the fault of the parents but I honestly don't know how this happened. I never had kids, and I know parents tend to fall into that "I want to give you everything I never had" trap but please. As a parent your job is to give your child discipline, self respect, independence, intelligence (education), love and support, those things. Not x-boxes. Even I know that. So wtf happened here?
These idiots are the people that will be taking care of us when we finally do get old. Yikes. I don't even want to think about it. We are sure to be forgotten again.