Are young people worse off today than previous generations?

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Are young people worse off today than previous generations? Excellent question. All generations have a song about “youth” or “being young”. Probably every generation has old folks (who were the children of previous generations) telling young folks about the “good old days” which certainly appear to have been “good” because hindsight is always 20/20. 🙂

In her blog post, Are young people worse off today than previous generations?”, writer Shaniqua Marie, sounds like she’s describing the world the way it was when Jesus entered the timeline of the history of mankind. Not much difference between the Roman Empire and our world today.

Does Technology Make Life Better?

The technology of today is the Internet, and the technology of my day was the telephone and the television. Young people in the 21st century aren’t worse off than previous generations. In every generation there are those stay focused on reality, they value human life, they cherish their relationships, they want to contribute something for the good of all mankind, they want to leave this world a better place than when they entered it.

It’s a conscious decision they make each and every day of their lives.

So you have more “tech toys” to play with I had when I was growing up. Who invented the toys? Did the inventor not have a brain, an intelligent mind, an ability to discern between good and evil? If those toys break, won’t they still have the same brain they can use to fix the toys or make better ones?

Each new generation can and should embrace opportunities or chances to make things better. But to ponder if things are worse? First of all, you weren’t living back then. Whatever happened has already happened. It’s a done deal! Unless you are reviewing the previous generation for contrast and comparison so you don’t make the same mistakes, then … why even entertain that thought about if things were better or worse?

What is a “Clean Skin”?

When you are born, you came into this world with a blank mind, a “clean skin”, pure and uncontaminated. No matter your background, your upbringing, your country, etc. … IF you have been blessed to be able to even consider the state or condition of the world you live in … if you’re not content with your environment, you do something about it. This is your world now! You can build it or you can destroy it. The generations of the past have passed. They are not going to care what you do! “As for the dead, they know nothing. But the living know that they shall die.” Every generation repeats the process. They live and then they die.

My advice to the children of every generation would be:

Go ahead child and make your world better. 🙂

Put A Little Love in Your Heart

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Featured Image Credit: Members from three generations enjoying Sakela Silli at Tundikhel last Saturday on the occasion of Sakela ‘Ubhauli’ festival. Different Sakela Silli (styles) were demonstrated by different types of Kirat. This festival, once banned by one of the Malla kings, was again officially recognized by the government as the Kirat’s festival in 2058. It is gaining popularity among the young generation. Published at EU link. Source: Wikipedia

Author: Treathyl Fox

Work at Home professional since 2007.


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10 thoughts on “Are young people worse off today than previous generations?”

  1. green says:

    is useful thank you for all those information

  2. subbareddy palloli says:

    Nice post………….Really young people are looking down on previous generations and are forgetting their origins which were created by the hard work of so many people from their previous generations.

  3. Shafiq Ahmad says:

    The old generation should not interfere in the activities of new ones. Only universal values should be emphasized.

  4. sakhina gurung says:

    is useful thank you for all those information

  5. Radwa says:

    Thanks alot for this topic and your effort i think our generation is better than previous

  6. Sumitra says:

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  7. kavinjana says:

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  8. AmineHL says:

    I don’t believe there is that much of a “better old gen” than the current one. People seek looking for comparisions but there is not actual need for that. It’s true that they are different but it doesn’t mean one is better than the other one.

  9. Priya shukla says:

    very helpful information thank you for sharing to all … Amazing i really search for it …… thank you once again

  10. Nitish Maharjan says:

    Young people are not that worse off today.. they are just wasting their time in unnecessary habits. they must be provided with high facilities and they will show what they can do.

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