In the old days, when you got in trouble, you got sent to your room, or smacked. You either got the sense knocked into you, or you sat in a room and pondered things until you realized you were being an ass. You learnt a lesson, added it to your knowledge base, and moved on. The last few years though, if you were a bad kid and got smacked, you simply sent your parents to prison for child abuse. If you got sent to your room, you got on your phone and messaged all your friends about what assholes your parents were. Your friends instantly agreed that you were 100% right and that you were being horribly mistreated. The negative action that you did gets reinforced by your friends. As this trend continues, it seems like more and more young adults are entering society with vastly underwhelming social skills, a lack of critical thinking, and zero ability for empathy. And what seems like the most drastic change, is the massive amount of entitlement. I have trained and worked with 100's of teens and young people over the last 30 years, and have really noticed a huge decline in their capabilities mentally, socially, and physically, in the last few years. I am not saying every kid, but overall.