Generally speaking, are kids better off today then they were 50 years ago? 50 years ago, kids played out doors, got lots of fresh air and sunshine, and didn't have as many bad things to get into as the kids of today have. They were not as many obese kids because they got more exercise and outdoor activities. They were more polite, showed more respect, and even dressed better than the kids of today dress. Today's kids leave much to be desired when you compare them to the kids of 50 years ago. Many of them are overweight, snotty, spoiled rotten brats and lack any degree of respect. When caught in some misdeeds they almost instantly say "I'm sorry." like it's going to solve all of their problems. They don't hold a candle to kids of yesterday. That's only my opinion. What is yours? Are kids today better than the kids of 50 years ago or vice versa.