Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Parents have created the kids of today via their own parents over time.
We tell our grade school kids to share... be fair... be gentle... don't poke fun... follow the rules... always believe the teacher. I did the same to my son but in the background I also told him that it's okay to be proud of his own achievements and that even though we say out loud to follow the rules, sometimes the rules are only make believe and made to hold people back.
Today the 20-30 years olds seem to think that life isn't fair and if they are receiving more benefits, in whatever form, than the guy next to them, they MUST give it to someone else even if that other person does half the work they do. At the same time, they are extremely selfish and judgmental. They are the first to point and scream how bad someone else is while they are moral kings.
Have we created a generation whose only purpose is to complain that they don't have what the rich have, and thus it isn't fair, while at the same time feeling ashamed for having even a small amount more than the person down the street? Multi personalities will become the norm.
This was actually written to someone in an email. Sometimes things flow more honestly when you're writing for one person rather than several. Sometimes it just takes a passionate issue to bring it out and it doesn't matter if the reader is 'one' or 'one million'. One million! Wouldn't that be something! Ha!
I am of course speaking in generalities when I speak of the millennials. There are many things said about generation X, for example, that really does not apply to me. It's like saying all men are this or all women are that. It's baffling how offended people get these days when they feel you are grouping them in with others. Of course it seems people get offended by being told people get offended.
To get to the point, stop being such a whimp and grow a spine! Stop blaming others, stop being so gullible, stop feeling guilty for things you did not do, stop bullying people into doing what you want them to do (especially when it just makes you look good), stop looking outward for acceptance, and stop blaming your parents.
Get over it and move on!!