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  • y r these young girls so quick 2 b stupid?

    23 posts, 20 voices, 1099 views, started Apr 7, 2010

    Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by Bennetta Jackson

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    • Amethyst
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      as much as i love/like my younger co-workers/friends i’ve become frustrated in just trying to guide them?! /=



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          Corine68 wrote Apr 7, 2010
        • You can thank society for that!  In my opinion.



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          Tuliplady wrote Apr 7, 2010
        • Lack of decent parenting.  That’s why women like us have to try to give them some guidance.



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          Corine68 wrote Apr 7, 2010
        • I also agree with Tuliplady.



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          Helen Smith wrote Apr 7, 2010
        • I would love to offer an opinon, however there is not enough info, to give one.  Is it ignorance or stupidity?



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          Tuliplady wrote Apr 7, 2010
        • I don’t know about bj’s situation, but the young co-workers I have dealt with/guided it’s mostly that they haven’t been taught to think and do for themselves.  Mainly, they don’t use any common sense.



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          Kathryn O'Hara wrote Apr 14, 2010
        • I have to agree w/ tuliplady, the young women I have met that make me crazy, have had no parenting, really. And several particular girls come to mind...they are peers of my 25 and 26 yr old daughters.

           Whenever I get irritated with their stupidity, I just remember their parents and I immediately feel compassionate.  The young girls I know are starving for mentoring and information, but don’t know how to ask for it.  They have had little or no guidances on being women, or even decent human beings.
          Critical thinking skills and common sense are just not present!



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          Kimo04 wrote Apr 14, 2010
        • Yes.. sadly, I have to agree with all of you.  The 20’s somethings have come from a generation where they were ‘given’ everything, not taught how to ‘earn’ it.  Everything was so ‘quick’ to be received.  Also, too much technology came about in their teens- so they are lacking social skills, common sense, communication techniques, work ethics for sure! and don’t even get me started with the lacking manners or proper male behavior... and they know ‘everything’ (they think they do) so giving them advice is always a ‘hoot.! :)  I work with some as well... they wouldn’t know a 40 hour work week if it hit them in the face, nor would they ever do it... too much actual effort!!  It’s sad, they seriously missed out on situations/ experiences and skill building needed to assist them with becoming better persons/ adults.  Their parents are probably our ages too... so shame on them for not being more aware- if they are to blame.... Now, there are some great, hardworking 20 somethings out there too... I just wish more!



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          Angelcart wrote Apr 14, 2010
        • Kim - I agree with you 100%!  A good friend of our's daugher is 17.  Get this.....they bought her a new 2008 convertible mustang and she has 45K miles on it and is crying that "her car is falling apart".  She want's a H3 or new camaro.  Say's "she deserves  it because she's a good kid!"  Unbelievable!!!!



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          Angelcart wrote Apr 14, 2010
        • ps - she doesn’t work either.



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          Keepingitreal wrote May 17, 2010
        • Well, how about their music!!! OMG - it’s soooooo awful!!! Compare their music to the music of our (my) generation.  HELLO???? No comparison.  How do you compare Neil Young, Steely Dan, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, I mean the list is endless.  When I think back to what I was listening to in the mid 70’s and early 80’s makes me glad to have been exposed to such great music!  If all I had was the popular music these kids have today - I’m sure I would’ve turned out pretty stupid also.  Parent - play your good tunes for these guys - TALK TO THEM!!!  Better yet - take them to a cool concert where people are singing real lyrics and playing real instruments.  Lord knows it couldn’t hurt!  Later!



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          Veggie wrote May 17, 2010
        • heart  Great answers!



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          Wookiemom09 wrote May 17, 2010
        • Keep - I took my 19 yr old son to see Kansas, Styx and Foreigner last week.  2 songs into Kansas he leans over and says “there isn’t a band currently on the radio close to being this awesome.”  His girlfriend told me most of her friends have no guidance from parents as they want to be friends.  If we don’t give them guidance they can’t find themselves. we expect them to work it out.



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          Allinet48 wrote May 18, 2010
        • heart I’ve always told my children, no one owes you anything. If you want it-work for it.



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          Authorbanks wrote May 29, 2010
        • Hello, I’m new and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jackie and I live in California. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend.



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          Kyah wrote May 29, 2010
        • I firmly believe in the ‘each one, teach one’ philosophy and so far it has worked with many met through my various jobs. Everywhere I work I hammer some sense into the heads of these 20-somethings who are frustrated at what they‘re doing and have no thought about their futures. I have taught them to learn to be independent, not to depend on any man for their happiness or well being and if they can squeeze some time to return to school and get a degree, do it. I love when they come back to me later (with their degrees, driving cars they bought and paid for, living in nice places they feel safe in and working in positions they love) and call me their second mother. I feel damn proud. Wish someone had did that for me, but then again if that occurred, I probably wouldn’t have met these young women and helped them in the right directions.



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          Southerndiva wrote Jun 23, 2010
        • I think the problem lies with parents lack of focus on their children. I think it is rare that a parent who is paying attention, guiding, and teaching their child has too many problems with them. Unfortunately, it is common that parents are preoccupied with self, these days. What really gets me is when parents know their kids, young to teens, act rudely, behave badly etc, and they don’t seem to think there is anything wrong with it! I’ve been shocked at how some of these kids treat, and talk to their own parents! Mine would have “knocked me out“!



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          Lisa Simmons wrote Jun 29, 2010
        • I agree with Termagsea and J Delaney! I was a friend to my daughters but I also knew when to be the parent! There wasn’t any cussing or talking back in my house. And both of my daughters have carried on the same with my grandkids. they are wonderful mothers. I’m sooo proud of them!  

          I too am new here and am totally enjoying it! thanks for making me feel welcome!

          Lisa happy



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