Gavan Reilly

thinking out loud

Is it just me…

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…or does adult society have a nasty habit of forgetting how life was when it was in its youth?

Just saw a poll on Breaking

A study has revealed that homophobic bullying is widespread among teenagers. Have you experienced this?

Show me a teenager or young adult who hasn’t and I’ll show you an emphatic liar.

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders, and love chatter in places of exercise. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

A quote not from last year, or last week, but by Socrates. Thousands of years ago. Maybe we’d do well to remember that society isn’t fucked, it’s just repetitive.

Written by Gav

June 16th, 2009 at 6:41 am

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  1. That is a great quote.

    It is a very true thing to say. As I have gotten older I have disliked youth music more and more. Saying stuff like High School Musical is not a patch on Nirvana. But maybe I just don’t get it.


    16 Jun 09 at 6:58 am

  2. Echo previous commenter – excellent quote. It makes absolute sense of course – for his time. It’s not so much that society is repetitive, it’s just constantly changing. Social norms and values are always in flux.

    Every older generation tends to look disapprovingly on the younger one and say “we were never like that.” They will always find fault – and that’s just in our nature. We’re hard wired to compare and contrast and draw conclusions.

    le craic

    16 Jun 09 at 10:36 pm

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