Rant: Kids these days are the same as kids yesterday
One of my pet peeves are adults or older teens that go “Kids these days sure are stupid/ slutty/ spoiled/ bratty/ ugly/ etc…”. Especially in front of their kids.
Because that assumes in the past children were all (or “in general”) were smarter/ nicer/ more innocent/ quieter/ cleaner/etc..
That because these new kids are born after you they’re somehow not as good, because they were born now they’re spoiled and not smart enough.
Which isn’t the case, at all. There are asshole kids, there are nice kids, there are spoiled kids, there are smart kids, there are kids that are a mix of everything. There are kids who don’t understand dirt, kids who don’t know what’s popular or acceptable to like, kids who drop things, kids who cry. FROM 100 years ago till NOW. Just because you were born earlier it doesn’t make you better then anyone else. Since when has “goodness” been calculated by your date of manufacturing??
"Kids these days sure are stupid." WELL GOOD FREAKING JOB, YOU’RE SMARTER THEN THIS SMALL CHILD. Just remember that when you were a kid I bet adults think you were pretty stupid too. That all your music sucked. That you’re gross, noisy, and clumsy.
I couldn’t stand it when my relatives did this to me. Everything I learn I should have learned yesterday. ”You only learned the times table now, why don’t you know it already? Ew you’re watching cartoons? It’s stupid why are you watching it? You listen to Spice girls? Their lyrics are so shallow and disgusting. You kids have no taste. You kids don’t know anything about the world these days. When I was a kid I was so much better then you, you’re so fat, spoiled, and stupid.”
WELL I WAS A LITTLE KID. I LIKE STUPID MUSIC, PLAYING VIDEO GAMES, AND CARTOONS. I don’t know good music because I haven’t heard that many yet. I don’t KNOW history because I didn’t read it yet. And you’re right I DON’T know how the world is, because I’ve only been alive 7/80-ish years!
I couldn’t stand the way the adults would look at me like I was some disgusting broken thing. How they just talk about how bad and stupid I was in front of me like I don’t understand what they’re saying. When I pretend to be “mature for my age” I wasn’t really mature for my age, I was just saying ”I’m one of you guys! Please don’t hate me anymore”.
I now wished that I was more “mature” in that I can tell them to all fck off and let me enjoy being a stupid kid instead of always ashamed that I was 5 instead of 50. Let ME regret my decisions and musical taste when I grew up. TEACH me, SHOW me better things instead of shaming me and telling me how shitty I am.