MayheM wrote:I will be honest Shr3d, I look at this upcoming generation and then look at my parents myself being in the middle and I can compare the three and see that we are on a decline. When you look at simple numbers you can see that there is something seriously wrong with many people today. For instance... This is a statistic that I read the other day and I feel epitomizes one big problem with the kids today. (today over 70% of African American children live in single parent homes) This is not meant to point fingers at one race, this is just a drastic change since at one point in the not so distant past that number was about 5%. I am talking in 30 or 40 years that number has gone way out of control. The numbers for the average family including all races is somewhere around 40%. In my opinion that is a contributing factor to the decline of this generation. Not the only thing involved but at least part of it...
That's fine mate, I respect your opinion, you're basing it off the facts you know and your own experiences.
I just believe that there is always to sides to any given fact about happy families and properly raised children.
For example, in the 50's, there was a lot of sexism and racism within communities ( a lot more than now ), but one would say people had higher morals and decency, which is a bit strange in my point of view. I believe a lot of the bad stuff from the past tends to get swept under the carpet and it's always the younger generations that tend to be criticized.
The best thing we can do is (if/when) we have kids, raise them carefully and weed out the bullshit every generation passes onto the next. Nobody is a perfect parent, but bad parenting is where a lot of these problems tend to come from. It's sort of the snowball effect if you get my drift, the bad stuff from the previous generation tends to get passed down to the current and so on and so forth.
Anyway, I'm ranting now, so if you disagree with me you're more than welcome to say so. It's good to have these kind of talks.
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