Same old…same young.

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Working with children and youth I get a sense that there a lot of good kids out there, so what’s all this talk about a youth crisis.

“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

“Children are now tyrants…they no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize over their teachers.” -Socrates

I love this quote. It gives me hope for the future that the ocassional ratbag kid that you meet with either finally grow up and become responsible members of society or they fail make much of an impact to human society. Life goes on and on no matter how badly the next generation behaves.

    My grandad, viewing Earth’s worn cogs,
    said things were going to the dogs;
    His grandad in the Flemish bogs
    said things were going to the dogs;
    His grandad in his old skin togs
    said things were going to the dogs;
    There’s one thing that I have to state–
    The dogs have had a good long wait!
    -Perennial Journeys (Author Unknown)

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