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5/26/13 5:54 P

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We hillbillies call them folk with book smarts but no street smarts.Put them out in the real world and they won't last 2 months so back to the parents.You need both to survive and do well in this world. emoticon

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
5/21/13 7:06 P

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As bad as the lack of intelligence is, when combined as it so often seems to be with a strong sense of self entitlement, it's lethal.

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5/21/13 3:41 P

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It's more than appalling...it's a crime that they come out of 12 to 16 years of schooling with no measurable intelligence. Too many tests and not enough education? JEESH!



A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.

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5/21/13 3:41 P

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Big boobs, youth and blonde hair will only take you so far..once those things are either gone or sagging as the case may be, what makes them employable?

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5/21/13 11:32 A

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Bridie, I do not know about jobless youngsters living with their parents (I just do not have contact with people that much), but one thing I can tell you, the young ones (18-23) that I have to deal with at work (because somehow they are hired) are more stupid than I ever thought possible. i have met doorknobs less dumb than those kids. And several of them have "college degrees". It is appalling.

Just for amusement... I work in a place that the manager only hires young people (younger than 22) and 9 out of ten, are young, blond and with big tits. Great parameter for job selection, don't you think? No, I do not work for Hooters. LOL

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5/21/13 11:22 A

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ITA about reality TV..where at first watchers were shocked by it, now they are tolerant and follow suit..as with anything we embrace for "entertainment", we are influenced whether we consciously realize it or not.
As to who will take care of them..of course waitstaff, etc..but who will hire them so they can afford to pay the waitstaff? I'm telling you the amount of 18 to 25 year olds I know who are totally useless, without jobs, or skills and living off their parents is mind boggling.

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5/21/13 11:18 A

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Val, I don't think the selfishness is going to end. On the contrary, it is on the rise. And Tv reality shows are reinforcing the idea that being unruly and point blank uncivilized is "cool".

Bridie, who will take care of them? In a world where the competition between business is harder each day, the waiters, clerks, drivers will put up with those people in sake of keeping their jobs. Can you guess how I know this one? LOL

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5/21/13 10:46 A

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The thing is, they are also growing up without self reliance or skills..who is going to take care of them when their parents are gone?

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5/20/13 10:30 P

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Its embarrassing to know that a generation of children are going to grow up not respecting not just their elders but each other.

When will the selfishness end?

Val

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got!
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5/20/13 12:55 P

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I am not surprised a bit. I see this kind of behavior every single day at work. parents take their kids to public space and whoever is bothered can take care of the pests. one of the places I work at has automatic doors, and very often toddlers end up, alone, in the middle of the parking lot. when the highly offended parent comes back from retrieving their little angel and ask me why I did not do anything, my answer (which I should not give since I am at work and I am supposed to be a very, very polite and smiley thing) is plain and simple: taking care of your child is not part o my job. And it is not.

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5/20/13 11:55 A

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I too am shocked. was raised to always respect and obey adults.Not just my parents and
grandparents but other residets in the neihborhood.Almost all children were like me except for 2 boys I knew.One sadly was killed in an accident and one went to reform school and later on prision.

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5/20/13 11:37 A

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I really don't know. I don't understand some parents at all. It's like they've all read some parenting book that says you can't correct your children.

I've always taught my boys to be overly polite in public. Always be ready to give way to someone who needs space. Always say "Escuse me, Please, Thank you." It's harder for the older one. He doesn't notice subtle queues on his own, but he tries.

My niece is almost two, and her parents cater to her every whim. I bite my tongue because I promised never to give unsolicited parenting advice, but it's hard. I totally agree with taking care of an infant's every need and want. If they cry, you pick them up - that builds security and trust - but a 22 month-old toddler needs to start learning that sometimes, if Daddy is in the middle of digging up a sidewalk and it's not time for him to hold you. If you've finished your banana and your cousin still has some, it's not OK to walk up and take it from him. If Auntie says not to touch something, and you go ahead and touch it, she's going to be angry, and if you cry because of that, no one should be picking you up and telling you it's OK.

My poor kids - having to learn rules of polite behavior.

--Myrea

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5/20/13 11:12 A

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That's disgraceful!
Don;'t you know that many of todays children are the flippin' center of the universe, and the rest of us are supposed to revolve around them? Added to which, Mom is often too busy texting to watch them, OR where she's walking or driving. A friend of mine corrected a 5 or 6yo child this week who stole her younger child's toy, and he hit her in her very pregnant belly! Mom didn't notice or intervene in either event. We're doomed if this keeps up..a bunch of useless self centered barbarians is being drug up, not brought up.

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5/20/13 10:59 A

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This is my beef. Many of you may have seen this kind of thing in action.

I'm always surprised by the thoughtless actions (or inaction as the case may be) of young parents with small children. This is at a health club. An older gentleman with some disabilities was trying to get of the warm pool, walking up the stairs to his walker. Several small children were playing on the steps. Their parents, sitting right there could not be bothered to get their children out from under his feet. He struggled to get around them and could have easily tripped. I was teaching a class in the other pool so, I could not stop to assist (this gentleman is usually in my class but the water in the big pool was a bit chilly that day). The parent continued to chat, oblivious. He waited for his wife, who was in my class. I was glad he made it out of the pool without falling over the youngsters and I wished their parents had noticed that their children were in the way. They were clueless.

What has happened to parental responsibility and teaching polite behavior?



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