Kids These Days

The next generation is always perplexing to the one that came before it. The so-called Greatest Generation was utterly confused and worried about their hippie, boomer babies, just as their parents were confused and worried about them. Millennials are strange and entitled and preposterously naive…just as literally every generation before them ever has been. 

A while ago, archaeologists unearthed a three thousand year-old Babylonian stone tablet, and when they cleaned it off and translated its strange writing, this is what they discovered it said:

Today’s youth is rotten to the core. It is evil, godless, and lazy.

Point being: Relax. Your kids and their friends are not nearly as *different* as it might feel like. There is really not *much* to worry about. Don’t let the breathless rhetoric of cultural critics or the endlessness for polarizing trend stories get you worked up.

Kids are kids. They always have been. They always will be. They get into trouble. They make mistakes. They like weird stuff. They question the old order. That doesn’t mean they’re rotten or stupid. It doesn’t mean the world is going to end.

It just means they are in for some karma when they have kids of their own.

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