Yestersday´s question about youngsters and the things they learn has been discussed in detail on Linkedin.
It appears that several countries are now facing similar problems since the authorities have experimented with the education system. The resulting lack of interest that some youngsters have in the more serious issues of life has given industry the opportunity to sell gadgets and games. They pose the challenges to young people they apparently are not finding elsewhere in life.
Maybe we have failed to pass on the appreciation of real values and virtues. Religion used to be the backbone of society. Now we have almost reverted back to the middle ages with holy wars being used to gain power over people.
Mass unemployment and conditions of slavery in a number of countries with poverty of the many set against the immense wealth of the few also takes us back a thousand years. Where will it all end? Will the present generation have the strength to tackle the issues and peacefully solve the problems this planet is facing?
Of course there are always two sides to a coin. Here is a counter argument giving hope.
I have also found this quote on the web:
‘Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place 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’ – Socrates approx 400 BC