"What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law.
They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?"
- Plato, 4th Century BC -
I've been thinking lately about how every generation complains about the upcoming one. How every generation believes that there is a decline in morals and standards, and that it's a modern occurrence.
And the complaints are pretty consistent throughout the ages. Weird hairstyles. Strange clothing. Bad music. Disrespectful, irresponsible, lazy youth that won't amount to much. A world that is going to hell. Civilization on the brink of destruction and corruption.
Then that generation grows up and starts to complain about the next. Ad nauseam...
I find this quite fascinating and somewhat entertaining. How about you?