OK this has arisen out of a discussion me and Tiribulus were having in the gay marriage thread; let's helicopter this idea out of that ugly cesspit.
The elder generation have complained about the younger generation probably since the dawn of time. reference can be found to it in early Greek literature, and it is repeated throughout history. The young are rude, insolent, they do not listen to their parents, they engage in corruption.
However, rising rates of child obesity, declining exercise, a 'nanny-state- culture', all this could be argued to adversely affecting youth. Some have pinpointed the rise of the counter culture in the 60s as when the rot set in. I am interested in people's opinions on this. Are we undergoing a cultural crisis? Or is it a load of hot air? i personally disagree with the fact my generation is degenerate, but I would like to hear other people's opinions before I explain them.
(I am aware 'a college kid sitting on his pol sci proffesor's lap' is a favourite insult round here, but now we can express our views