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The Youth of Today!

We looked at how the press have dubbed the current generation, unfavourably, as snowflakes, moreprone to taking offence, too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own and too dependent on technology to understand human contact.But how realistic is that? We looked at unflattering quotes about The Youth of Today! that showed how every generation defines the youth of the time in this way.Compare this 2014 quote fromPsychology Todaythatbasic writing skills are in serious trouble today Teachers have been reporting. declines in vocabulary, grammar, writing, and analysisto this one fromGloucester Citizen in 1936:many did not seem able to express to other people what they meant. They could not put their meaning into words, and found the same difficulty when it came to writing.In fact going back throughout history are examples of The Youth of Today! being roundly condemned. From 2014s Vanity Fair: their insistence that they are right despite the overwhelming proof that suggests they are nottoAristotle, writing in 4th Century BC, thatThey think they know everything, and are always quite sure about it., its clear that every generation thinks the one that follows isnt up to scratch!So when you read in The Daily Mail in 2016, thatThe truth is that Americas kids are a bunch of phone-addicted, selfie-obsessed, hash-tagging, snap-chatting, twerking, lazy, whining narcissists who find absolutely everything offensive,you only need to compare it to thesamenewspaper, writing in 1925, thatWe defy anyone who goes about with his eyes open to deny that there is, as never before, an attitude on the part of young folk which is best described as thoughtless, rude, and selfishto realise that the youth of today are as passionate, committed, hard-working and driven as ever.