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WillAnJaceRMine posted this thread...
Jul. 6, 2014 at 1:43 am

some people think that tomorrows future will be ruined due to the fact that the majority of teens are adicted and dependent on electronics (cell phones, tv etc.). Also our generation is supposedly stupid, irrisponsible and now that drugs are becoming legal?
I agree with some of it, but i know that not all of us are like that. Anyone's thoughts?

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Caesar123 replied...
Jul. 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I agree. I would have to say that it seems like the majority of teens today are in to drugs, partying, social media, and worrying about the repercussions later. Obviously, not everyone is like that (thank Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior) but it seems like a lot are. I’ve got to say that it just might be that lack of ethic and enthusiasm that has our country in such a pickle. Nobody wants to work, but everybody wants to be provided for. It’s a strange paradox, and unless there is some kind of leadership soon that sets their foot down and says that that’s not how things are going to be, and that’s not how things should be, than it isn’t hard to imagine everything hurtling off a cliff.
 
Sorry if that was grim, but it’s the truth.

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Jul. 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I think that the older generation will always be quick to denounce the younger. However, one significant difference between our generation and all those before it is that we are the first to have never really known a world without the internet, etc. Whether this will ultimately be good or bad is difficult to judge yet. However, I personally have a more optimistic veiw than you two seem to. Based on my personal observations and experiences I think that our generation is no more or less ethical than previous ones. Neither are we any less motivated, or thoughtful. Also, I think that if we believe in a bright future, then its easier to work for a bright future.

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Mr.packerbear12This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 10, 2014 at 1:22 am

I actually find at least where I am that the majority of teens aren't into those things. And I think it's stupid when the older generation talks bad about our generation, they're the ones who raised us! Yeah we might be electronic dependent, but really how does that hurt us? There is so much to gain by it if used properly. I think our generation is very smart! We'll be the ones who further our technology and blow off what we have today. Drugs are stupid, yeah, and a lot of teens are into it, but I would say the majority aren't. I think people need to step back and realize every generation has been crticised by then generation before them just like many will judge our kid's generation.

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WillAnJaceRMine replied...
Jul. 10, 2014 at 2:08 am

i think people worry about our dependance on technology because way in the future (or soon, idk) the magnetic forces will change causing today's technology to no longer have use. (or the sun will go out). And slowly the human race may forget how to do things without it because everyone who remembers how to do things without tech. will be dead and there wont be many left. anyways, i think we're becoming a lazy generation (even if we are smart)

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JubilexThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 10, 2014 at 4:50 am

xkcd.com/1227

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Doctorbug replied...
Jul. 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm

I find where I am, the majority of teens are into drinking. But I also find that the ones who aren't and are actually trying to do something with their lives are still largely ignorant about what is actually going on in the world and the things that directly effect them (like the current politics and reasons behind certain social trends).



I listen a lot to older people. I figure, they've lived life and maybe they know a few things I don't know yet. I'm more likely to get a head start that way. There are a couple old people I have met though, that are very judgemental and opinionated and think they know everything just because they're old. There's this one guy that thinks he's superior to everyone--literally more human than everyone else--just because he's an old guy. I humor him, seeing as he's my elder and all, but still.
 
One thing I think the older generation could benefite from, is realizing that while they have a lot of good advice, this generation is not growing up in their time period. Actually, I think a lot of older people get that, there's just a few that don't. A long time ago before things started developing so quickly in the past 200 years, young people grew up in the same time period as their elders.
 
What I seriously seriously wish all us young people would get though, is that old people have lived life, we haven't, if it's anything that's not going to change anytime soon, it's how to be happy. Old people, having lived life, are just laughing at us all right now, because they see us making all the mistakes in life that are going to make us sad, not happy, instead of talking to them and getting some well needed good advice.
 
That's my opinion ;)

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Doctorbug replied...
Jul. 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Actually PB, it's the public school system and a certain minority of adults called teachers and proffessors that are raising our generation XP

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

DrBug told me there were some new topics on here so I thought I'd drop by real quick and post a few things. For any new people who don't know me, I was really active on these forums for about a year up until five or six months ago. Anyway...
 
I agree completely with what PB said. Sure there are some lazy, flawed people in our generation, but those people are in every generation and I think while we are not without are flaws we are no worse than any other generation. On the positive side, I think that overall our generation is more open-minded and accepting of differences than previous generations.
 
Also, some factual things I can't help but correct:
DrBug: While teachers definitely have a major impact on people, parents certainly have a greater impact on the development of their children. For example even on things as simple as academics, which you think teachers would have a bigger role in, parents are more of an influence:
h ttp://w ww.telegraph.c o.u k/education/educationnews/9165585/Parents-have-bigger-impact-on-exam-results-than-schools.ht ml
 
WillAnJace: The magnetic field of the earth may switch (although that is different than the magnetic force changing), but that shouldn't have much of an impact on most of our electronics.
 
Author: Small point, but our sun won't become a black hole - it will become a red giant. That's nitpicky, but I can't resist putting this out there, because, well, its physics.

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Doctorbug replied...
Jul. 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Mmm...I'm having a hard time following the link :( It says they can't find the page or something. But without following it, I'm going to go ahead and say that I wasn't negating parent's influence on kids--they do have a huge impact. Let's put it this way, kids get a ton of their ideas from their peers at school and their teachers. That's just my personal experience with my friends. I also going to add to that, that the social media actually has a huge impact too, with popular movies and music and the like.

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Mr.packerbear12This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Quantum: "I agree completely with what PB said" O.o Did I read that correctly? I know we've agreed on some things..but never 100% on a topic! Wow! Awesome lol!

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iamstrike replied...
Sept. 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Yea I agree with some of your points, and not trying to sound overly pessimistic, but our generation isn’t exactly the best. Maybe its just where I live, but my peers are messed up. I can honestly name three people in my grade (myself included) who don’t party. I do think adults came be way judgmental, but as a whole, our generation deserves it. 

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stuntddudeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 6, 2014 at 2:51 am

"Maybe its just where I live"
 
Maybe so... the way you describe it sounds like we're living in different worlds or something.

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iamstrike replied...
Sept. 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Yea well I live on a rez so things probably are a lot different here.

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MissEmilyDickinson replied...
Sept. 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I think as our generation grows older, people are quickly are tarting to denounce the younger. Just remember, age doesn't define maturity.
I think every generation has its flaws, and I will admit that our generation has its flaws. I have flaws too, I'll admit.
True, our generation does seem to be depending on technoogy a lot. Technology has its bad sides and good sides. But I don't think our generation is doomed.
Yes, I agree that that our generation is becoming a lazy generation. But it's because our world is dark, hurting, and scared. There's still hope.
People shouldn't judge the young, just because they're young. It isn't really our place to judge. Hope still prevails for us and our generation.
Thank you for letting me say all this longness! 

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half.note replied...
Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:34 am

The generations are definitely getting worse and worse. I think it's mostly because humans make bad parents. XD  We pass all our flaws onto our children. And then they pass them on (with some of their own included) to their children. It's like a snowball effect.
 
I think the main problem with this generation is our perpetualization of childhood and immaturity. We don't know how to grow up and take responsibility anymore. Also, urbanization is an issue, too, I believe. More and more people are moving into the cities and getting cozy government jobs and living a sedentary lifestyle. We are slothful and selfish and our morals are severely degraded by what we see on TV and the internet.
Yep, we're definitely in bad shape.
 
Maybe this is why I like older men...
 
Regardless, I'm just glad that this world will be coming to its close quite soon. Hopefully I will be ready and found numbered among the faithful. It is my prayer that you guys will, too. :)
 
God bless. ♥

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MissEmilyDickinson replied...
Sept. 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

I completely agree with you, half.note. : )
 
Hope you/ya'll have a wonderful day or night!

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stuntddudeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm

half.note, if there's any on thing most wrong with our generation, it's that some of us are absolutely terrible at learning from the mistakes of previous generations, and you are a prime example.

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half.note replied...
Sept. 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

stunt:
 
In what ways have I not learned from the mistakes of previous generations? o.O
An example, please, mon ami.
 
God bless. ♥

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Sept. 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

half.note: That view is just so pessimistic, but *Shrug* its an opinion based question, so I can't really argue.
 
Also, I know it doesn't really apply, but while we're talking about the degeneration of stuff/picking on you a little bit I have a question based off of stuff you've liked on Facebook that I have gone to look at: Do you really consider Sun News a news source? I don't really have anything against the thing, but the videos it posted were little more than sound bites taken out of context to make whatever the Canadian equivalent of the Democratic party look bad. So if that's what you want great, but it's definitely more propoganda than news. Just a side note, but something I was wondering about.
 
Also, I appreciate you praying for my salvation and whatnot. While it doesn't mean much to me, I know it means a lot to you, so I really appreciate it.

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