Socrates’ View of Youth

Today’s young people are hopeless aren’t they?  Check this out:

“Our youth love luxury.  They have bad manners and despise authority.  They show disrespect for their elders and love to chatter instead of exercise.  Young people are now tyrants, not the servants of their household.  They no longer rise when their elders enter the room.  They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up food and terrorize their teachers.”

Millenials!  What use are they?

Oh, just hang on a second.  This was written around 400 BC by Socrates.

Here’s the truth:  Back in ’82 (echoes of Uncle Rico) I went to school with some kids who were real goof balls.  And today, most of them are quite successful.  Their ranks include lawyers, doctors, farmers, social workers, personal trainers, pastors, business owners, teachers, and corporate executives.

I actually can’t think of anyone that I went to school with who turned out to be a complete washout.  The great majority of people figure it out.

Millenials are just kids, and are represented in society in roughly the same proportion of duds, average people, and serious winners that our generations did.

Look past labels and ask yourself how you can connect with another human being at work, and how you can contribute something of value to someone else’s life.

These connections are what make our lives meaningful.

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