the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless
When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of
elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of
The above quote echos what many have supposed for a while - kids these days just don't understand some important things, and civilisation is in decline.
The surprising thing about it is that it was written some 2800 years ago (by Hesiod). In that time, civilisation has not declined, and enough of importance has been preserved for me to feel that my generation are sufficiently moral to feel that we're superior to the next generation.
Posted on 2011-03-13 17:53:56