“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
That quote accurately describes today’s millennials, doesn’t it? What is wrong with them… why don’t they grow up … spoiled rotten … high maintenance …selfish … are some common attacks on today’s youth. Of course, there are some millennial goof balls, but have you seen some of the ‘mature’ people on the news? There are plenty of goofballs representing every generation, but the most popular ride is to jump on the millennial bash wagon.
Regardless of age, we are all more similar than dissimilar. We are real people who have the same basic fears, hopes and desires even though we have different talents. Of course, the Boomers may never completely catch up on the millennial’s technology savvy, and the millennials do not have the callous hands of experience yet. So, there will always be some talent gaps but we share many of the same basic needs.
Why don’t we quit bashing and reach out a hand? We could help each other.
Oh, by the way. The quote at the beginning of this blog was from Socrates describing the youth of his day in 469 to 399 B.C. Ummmm.