Art Vandalay wrote:I essentially agree with you, but how did sex get dragged into this? I guess I just don't buy the assertion that to have sex or not is a moral decision.
I don't think choosing to have pre-marital sex is a moral decision either, but I don't believe Madison agrees so I brought it up as an example.
There are more important things to discuss than sex.
Madison wrote:There are tons of factors, but something to keep in mind though, is back in the old days there was a parent home taking care of the kids instead of the kids being raised by television or an institution, so it's not like I'm saying anything other than times have changed, and so has the younger generation. Better? Worse? Matter of perception and what types of youth you see and/or deal with on a daily basis, and what you call better or worse. Some things are better, some are worse. My perception from the youths I see and deal with, is that it's amazingly worse on the overall and not going to get any better anytime soon.
I personally haven't had that many bad experiences with kids and most of the kids/children that I've been in contact have been good kids with good parents. It all boils down to partenting, and where I agree that two parents is definitely better than one, the reason divorce is higher now and that more women choose to work is not because people are less moral now, it's because now they actually have a choice. Back in the "good old days", women were subservient and essentially trapped.
Because I haven't had the experiences you've had with kids, I can't say you're wrong for coming to the conclusion you did. From my experience, however, the good kids faaaaar outweigh the bad kids. It's a real shame you don't agree.
Just where we have different life experiences and what news stories stick out the most to us (you saw the one about kids not being able to get jobs themselves right? - have to have mommy or daddy help them? - absurdly stupid kids there). The majority of the kids I've dealt with are not good kids and the parents either don't care, or don't have time to deal with it, and the problem children far outweigh the good ones in my area. 3 busses drop off roughly 75 kids total each day in my area. Maybe 10 of them are good kids, the other 65 are too busy fighting (literally), cussing, destroying property, and just generally acting like total idiots every single day. Age range from 7 years old or so all the way up to high school.
Granted, I have donated my time and knowledge to coach youth bowlers either during their leagues, or when they have the time and their parents can participate, and on the overall those kids are good kids. Unfortunately, the ones I deal with on a daily basis, the ones I read stories about daily, and the ones I see on the news daily, are the ones that ruin my entire perception of today's youth.
I do agree it all boils down to parenting, and unfortunately, to survive in the country today, most households need two incomes in order to prosper and provide for kids. It can be done on one income if the income is big enough, but generally people don't make enough to do it on one income. One cannot blame both parents for working, it's simply the way it is nowadays, but it does affect how children are raised, and what type of people they will become, morally, ethically, and intelligently. From everything that's out there, it seems to be on a very sharp downward path with no means of getting better.
We all have different things we notice though, so opinions are simply that. Opinions.
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