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pioneers are so very few today..........BS

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some will learn to take care of them selfs.some will lead.a lot will look to the goverment to take care of them.they will be expolited by such people that want power and will use them.that is why this country is in decline.its a rot that is eating this country alive........BS

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Those Occupy kids aren't people without opportunities. Those are kids who don't know what opportunities there are, how to get them, and are completely unprepared to exploit them.

I explained why in greater detail below.

This probably resembles the hippie movement who felt that they had no future or opportunities. Most of them eventually found a way.

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Haha. You 30-somethings are describing today's younger people precisely as the 30+ opiners of the '60s and '70s. Kids nowadays!

It's been a while, though, since I heard anyone seriously claim that kids have more opportunities now. What about college-degreed young people who can't find a job in their field? Did you notice the Occupy movement even?

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I think I see what you're getting at. I think that today's kids are just as intelligent as they've ever been. However, the "common sense" factor is definitely on the steep decline. And I agree that it's largely due to growing up in an era that requires less personal accountability/responsibility and instead has transformed into a culture of dependency. But we can't blame that on the kids. They weren't taught well and that falls on the shoulders of our generation and maybe a half or full generation of parents before us.

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"To be more specific, this generation is the first to be less *educated* than their parents. And I don't mean fewer degree"s. I mean stuff in their head. A person with a Master's degree who can't do shit is useless. "

My thoughts exactly

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Yes you are right things do change as do the problems we face. VaB has a very good outlook on it. But I know that my 18 year old is a lot more dependent than I was at his age. And I am sure I was more dependent than my parents. But I will have to agree with VaB on his outlook I think it does sum it up the best.

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I agree with you. "Easier" or "harder" is relative. It is "easier" than ever to succeed, but the number of people who are prepared to do it is decreasing.

To be more specific, this generation is the first to be less *educated* than their parents. And I don't mean fewer degrees. I mean stuff in their head. A person with a Master's degree who can't do shit is useless.

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I think vabeach's post kind of illustrates what I was talking about when I said that problems change, but they don't go away. Every generation is faced with challenges that previous gens didn't have to deal with. Doesn't mean that the newer/younger generation has it any easier than the gen before it. It's just different.

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@vacpl:

I don't buy into that. Sure, some things are easier today than say 30 years ago, but there's also things to worry about today that weren't an issue back then either. The issues and problems might change over time, but they never go away.

If life were truly getting easier as time wore on, then we wouldn't have the problems in our society that we're forced to deal with.

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