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Dumbed Down Youth Rant

Posted in Society with tags , , , , on June 2, 2008 by rikki5

When I look around at today’s youth, I’ve noticed that many people from the age group 16-25 are seriously either sheltered or misinformed. I’m 30 so I am obviously excluded from “youth”…and I notice that it’s hard to have a conversation with younger people these days. They really don’t have much to say other than about trivial bullcrap. I’m sure there are a few exceptions but I am just talking about the generation as a whole. Have you ever tried talking to a young person these days? Like 18..19? It’s saddening. The main reason I am concerned is because back when I was in high school and early college years we at least were concerned about politics and social reform. Look at the bands that came from the early 90s…Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc. Now look at the bands much crap no wonder these poor kids could care less. The sad part is no one ever mentions it. At least I didn’t think so until I came across this book entitled “The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30)”written by Mark Bauerlein

You can buy it here

If you haven’t read this book, please do so. It creates a disturbing picture of today’s youth. It seems true as well. By the mere fact that today’s youth are bringing back 80s fashion is proof that their generation has serious issues. I saw leg warmers the other day! Leg warmers in 2008!!