Our Young Adults -- Lost or Found?

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWSYPDh7O5Q]YouTube - Lost Generation Poem (with people)[/ame]

    How do you see today's young adults? Personally, I see many of the same qualities that made my generation so fine when we were aflame at 19.

    On the whole, I am very proud of today's young Americans. Are you?
     
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    We have two wars raging, and yet we need no draft because so many fine young men and women volunteer to fight for us.

    I say today's young people are a bumper crop we as adults did not expect and for the most part don't deserve. Us baby boomers, by and large, have been fuck ups as parents. And yet still....we have a terrific gang of young people. It's some sort of miracle considering so many of us parents took "Look out for Number One" as our ethical diving rod.
     
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    I see them as lazy, live in the moment, instant over the top gratification is not fast enough,rude, spoiled, the world owes me entitlement mindset, idiots.


     
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    I have never met a teenager I did not want to beat the shit out of.

    But then I remember I was one once.

    I just did not have the same weapons available.
     
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    Some are syrenn. One feature of youth is the inability to take the long view. "Later today" is what passes among them for the 1,000 mile stare. But nonetheless, I think we have great young American adults on the whole.

    No generation of humans ever failed to include a goodly number of assholes, including mine.

     
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    Well JW, I hear ya. They can certainly be annoying. But they can also be charming, exciting and kind. It is certainly true that I was an annoying teenager once.

    But then, I am now an annoying older lady in the mind of some folks. Maybe annoying behavior is not age-dependent, eh?
     
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    I think you have a point with annoying behavior being age indifferent thing Ms. Madaline.

    After all, the way things are going in my life I am planning for a retirement home on a park bench yelling out biblical prophecies to passers by.
     
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    I hope I will still be sane enough to yell out Song of Solomon stuff rather than Revelations.

    You know you are far gone when you do Revelations.
     
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    You cannot both annoy people and delight them at the same time, JW.

    *Winks*
     
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    I don't know about that, Lady Gaga is pulling it off.
     

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