“Kids these days…”

My pet peeve: any sentence with the words “kids these days…”

Kids are the same as they’ve ever been. Adults have been complaining about those darn kids for thousands of years. Even Socrates bitched about it:

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.


Kids are just little punks in general. It’s not a new thing. They were punks when you were a kid too.

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