Kids these days. They have no idea what’s good for them!
Every generation starts out thinking that their parents are idiots. And then they grow up and figure out alllll the answers on their own. Eventually, they start getting older and watch in horror as the next generation screws up all the work they’ve done. Surely rock ‘n’ roll/free love/yuppies/cell phones/Facebook are going to be the end of civilization as we know it!
Disapproving of the next generation is part of human nature. Sure, everyone thinks that their kids are the golden standard. But the neighbor’s kids? Oh, the shame!
I’m 27 years old, which makes me practically ancient by pop culture standards. So now it’s time to get on my soapbox. Who am I currently horrified at? The young teen queens of the moment – the Mileys and Demis and Taylors. And the teenyboppers who carry around their lunchboxes.
Sure, I grew up with emotionally disturbed Alanises and Britneys. But this is so much worse!
Why? Read my thoughts in my latest Huffington Post piece.
Teenage Trainwrecks: The New Prom Queens?
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