Back when I was seven or eight I asked my dad for milk money. I was a brown bag kind of kid but some chocolate milk sounded good to go with lunch. My dad told me this story about the glass jar that was all he had to take milk straight from the cow to school to which we walked in the snow up hill both ways. It seems to me that every generation likes to tell the next generation how bad they had it.
I don’t know if one generation had it worse than another because they are all so different, but the one constant that I see with each passing generation is that the younger you are the more to take for granted. I went to collage when I was younger and got a degree in Business Management and now I am back in school to get a degree in Internet Marketing. Right now in school I am learning so much and really enjoying it, but I can remember the first go around in school and all I cared about was getting a good grade. It seems time has changed me for the better. I see some of my younger peers doing the same things as I did back then
It seems to me that the young always seem to take the world for granted and as times keep getting harder there is less opportunity for the younger generation. The young seem to truly embrace the “Eat Drink and be Merry “ concept–having fun now at the expense of the future. There are concerns are all over the web in the news and in blogs like The Economist in their post on November 7th 2011 titled “Those Silly Young People”
Talking about how the chose younger people are making are impacting their ability to find good jobs. I can’t help but feel that I have a huge advantage over my younger peers based on my experiences in the cold hard world and the choices I am making in school compared to them.