The cell phone millennium dilemma and downfall of society.

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  1. frye666

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    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.
     
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    The change has been very dramatic in my opinion. The way young people approach the world is fundamentally changing.
     
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    Whoa.
     
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    I went poopie.
     
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    It's the apocalypse and the Zombies with their cell phones!
     
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    What's up with the use of millennium and mellinnial recently.
     
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    I remember the good old days when we had to wait for our parents to leave us home alone and go into dads playboy stash to see tits. Now kids have the worlds pron collection at their fingertips 24/7. That cant be a good thing
     
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    When I was 15 I found a whole box of my dad's porn mags in my basement totally by accident.

    Easily the best day of my life. Lol
     
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    You lucky bastard my dad just had playboys (as far as i knew) I remember thinking "Mom would be so pissed if she found these!" Lol
     
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    Is it really that easy to "simply send your parents to prison" lmao. i don't think so. You gotta be outta touch with reality
     
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    Matt M It is happening again....

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    Can't really blame the kids because you can certainly also put a blame on the decline in standards of parenting.
     
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    Eh while I do think culture is changing in a negative way, I don't think it's as simple as saying everyone sucks now. Everyone has always sucked.


    There's just a lot more honesty now and a lot more access to information. I grew up towards the end of the child abuse era. You had to be careful saying certain things around your parents because they would legit beat your ass, but I don't think that was necessarily a positive.


    In fact pretty much every major study done on violence has shown that it's a really ineffective way to teach someone right from wrong. You can't just beat them up forever they eventually get too old for that shit. I still remember the last time my mom hit me.


    I was 16 and had been bigger and stronger than her for a few years. I'd realized that it was more about her being pissed and not having the patience to communicate with me like a human being than anything to do with discipline. I let her hit me a couple times then grabbed her arm on the third swing. I said look I've been stronger than you for awhile now and I've just never wanted to hurt you because you're my mom and I love you. But if you ever hit me again I'm going to hit back and you're going to get hurt. Didn't get hit any more but we've had a pretty crappy relationship ever since.



    Anyways I don't think kids are that different now, they are just more likely to say what they think to your face because we don't just beat kids anymore.
     
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    Stop buying young kids phones??

    Make them pay for it??

    Start selling cell phones and cell phone accessories??

    Profit??
     
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    I think it goes back to our parents generation. At some point people stopped being as mature and responsible. Most people I know were raised by fairly shitty parents. Lot of abuse and neglect and a lot of people having kids because they were too goddamn stupid to manage contraceptives.


    Well that generation is fully grown now and raising their own kids, and they generally just don't know what the fuck they're doing. The amount of neglect I see and kids basically raising themselves in front of tvs, videogames, etc is disgusting.


    I think modern technology allows us to ignore each other in ways we never could before. When I was growing up there was tv and videogames IF your parents allowed them, and many didn't.


    Now we have the internet and social media and just a glut of digital entertainment, and everyone carries a little device in their pocket they can use to passive aggressively ignore people. Shit I see small children with smartphones now, browsing the internet or on facebook during what would have been family time when I was a child.
     
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    I hope your 15 1/2 now..
     
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  20. Matt M

    Matt M It is happening again....

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    Well unfortunately some people continue to pop out kids without any thought about it.
    Look at things like The Jeremy Kyle show.
    Without wanting to sound like a snob, you just know the kids of the people on there are more than likely to turn out exactly the same and on and on the cycle goes.
    Obviously I'm not saying that everyone who comes from a bad background is going to turn out the same, but it's much harder not to if you're surrounded by it from birth.

    I don't think there is a problem with modern technology. Things have moved on as they always do. And like everything else it can always be abused for negative reasons.
     
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