Keep in mind, I am only 25 years old and am still in my youth.
Has anyone else noticed the slow and steady decline in the strength of will and desire to make one's self better. I have a theory that I want to test out and get feedback on. I look everyday at the culture of America and how it is slowly changing to a society that would rather quit or take the easy way out, instead of putting in the hard work necessary for the desired outcome.
Granted this does not apply to everyone in each of the generations that I will describe, but I think we will start to find common themes in the growth of this nation.
First, let's take a look at the generation that lived and fought through WWI and the Great Depression. That is one tough generation. I look at my grandparents for the resolve of this generation. Pretty much refusing to go to the doctor's office, rarely calling in sick to work, never late to anything, always willing to succeed. This is one tough group of people.
Second, look at the majority of our parents. Remember, this will not apply to all members of this group, but it will apply to many of them. This generation grew up in the protesting environment of the Vietnam War and the drug abusing 70s and early 80s. This group will stand up for what they believe in, but when the going got tough, they would quit and sit down and chain themselves to a bike rack if they did not get their way. Similar to a 3 year old.
I have no issues with the rights given to you by the Constitution. I swore an oath to support and defend it. This group would constantly point the finger at everyone else instead of asking, "What can I do to make this situation better?"
Third, look at the kids of those troubled groups. They posess no drive and no internal blame. It is everyone else's fault that you are all jacked up. The finger will always point at someone else. When the work is too hard, they will just up and quit, and it is because the government will not support them, or that their Nitendo broke. It is the generation of excuses.
What a pathetic group of people with no accountability. I look at the so-called nintendo generation everyday in the conduct of my duties and responsibilities, and I am impressed with some and completely disgusted with others.
It is that rare group of people who raised their children outdoors and making them play outside. It is the groups that have taken accountability for their actions that have succeeded thus far in this world. These are the leaders of the next generation, however the majority of lazy Americans stand in their way because they can vote and put the blame where it does not need to be, instead of asking what they can do to help fix or nation's problems.
I will say again that this definitely does not apply to all members of this generation, but the trends are there and are growing. We need to nip this shit in the ass and get away from the "everyone gets a trophy" attitude. Competition is the only thing that will make us look at ourselves and put the work in to find the correct solution. i will step off of the box and wait your great replies and see if you agree with my assessment. Thanks.