The problem with today's generation…avoidance of learning a real life skill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpv7zc5fk24
They believe the key to acting like a grown up is purchasing roadside assistance coverage instead of actually learning how to change a flat tire. Ugh…
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josephbc69
3 years ago

Between operating my Landscape Design/Build businesses in Berkeley, CA and in British Columbia, as well as creator of, then developing the largest retail & wholesale nurseries in South-Eastern BC, teaching at vocational colleges and adult learning programs, I’ve encountered hundreds of young adults struggling to make sense –never mind something of value– of their evolving lives. Before we condemn them as lacking the backbone & gumption we had when we were fifty years younger, have we really understood the crucial differences in their era and the ones we experienced? I think a huge amount of this can be found in… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  josephbc69

Joseph . . . I you have brought out some extremely important points regarding today’s young people, as opposed to those of us whole grew up in the 1950-1960’s. We are definitely comparing apples to oranges. I think one thing that has had a horrible influence on our society is the introduction of the “Welfare System” wherein we take care of all these single mothers, rather than teaching young woman to abstain from taking upon themselves the problems inherent with having a family without a husband and Daddy around to shoulder the responsibility. Once we started “paying” mother’s to have… Read more »

Glenn47
Glenn47
3 years ago
Reply to  josephbc69

Excellent Joseph, We were so very lucky to have a real childhood. We were able to run free and take off on bikes or horses. All the neighbor’s were our parents. Everyone knew everyone and watched out for each other. Now, parents are happy to let computers and phones be the parent. There is very little social interaction at all. They lack social skills. Now, people are not letting their kids be kids. They put too much importance on kids starting at the age of three for pre school. When are kids allowed to even experience being a kid. And… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

At my job, many of the folk there both talk like a nasally teenager and play with Star Wars toys at work at 30.

CalGirl
3 years ago
Reply to  josephbc69

I hear ya’ Joseph!!! Today’s kids really are NOT learning life skills…and IMO, it’s b/c it is NOT coming from home….and we teachers have only so much time in a day to fulfill our teaching contracts—to teach the standards, test them, evaluate, report, handle classroom activities & behavior, keep contact with parents when needed and so on….let alone go deeply into the “parenting thing.” But “parenting” and “home” has changed, for many social and economic reasons we don’t have time to go into here. And, what happens to me on almost on a daily basis to prove this is that… Read more »

Zorro
Zorro
3 years ago

Today’s generation cares more about manscaping than learning how to change oil and flat tires.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Zorro

True.comment image

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
3 years ago

Of course,back in the 50’s and 60’s,it was more essential to learn how to deal with LIFE from a logical viewpoint. That same situation would have them just getting to work changing the tire,which they learned ad nauseum because Mom and Dad wouldn’t okay new tires until the current ones were worn OUT, (And THEN they had to do WORK to earn the money for them.) and going on their way. If the spare was flat,it would have been, “I saw lights at that place a couple of miles back-I’ll walk back and see if they’ll help.” (They very likely… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

Bill Whittle on our society today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yoQgAQOALc

Andi
Andi
3 years ago

I get your point but, even if you know how to change a tire, having roadside assistance can still be a good idea. I have AAA and there’s been at least three occasions in the past 10-12 years I had to use them. None of those incidents was for a flat tire though. There are times the battery goes dead or timing belt breaks, something that isn’t as ‘easily’ fixed on your own. And as a female, I’m not necessarily skilled in most car stuff. But I do know some and want to learn more about other life skills like… Read more »

Tony
Tony
3 years ago

I came of age in the 80’s not that long ago I dont think, and almost all the guys at the very minimum knew how to change a tire, I mean its not rocket science but sadly the new generations eschew anything that could possibly put a callus on their hands so they never learn how. Thats what makes me laugh about these faggy antifa kids who cant fight their way out of a paper bag who fantasize themselves as warriors of their movement and never served in the military I might add. These pussies run when confronted with the… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony

Grown up in the “safe” suburbs and fed only progressive BS since birth, they are.

CP
CP
3 years ago

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CP
CP
3 years ago

If you’re not a robot and want to learn a skill for a job that actually exists, Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program is accepting applications now through May 19th. Apply at…
https://profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship/

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Many suburban parents feel responsibility hurts their child’s “potential” and they should be kept from learning anything practical… before they’re hired for that prestigious “good” job for “likeability” (where they can figure out how to apply all those great things they got in college by osmosis) of course.

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