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    Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Do you feel that disrespect among young people (ages teens to early 20s) is rampant?

    My own children are 16 and 14, and I'm telling you... cursing and disrespectful behavior isn't tolerated. Although they will try to get away with it, there are very clear and very swift consequences. My children do not swear at me, teachers or other adults. However, some of their friends DO and it seems that either because of lack of parental guidance or laxa-daisy enforcement by school officials country wide - it appears at least, to be an epidemic of sorts.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    It's one large part norm (not that it bothers me) and one part selective memory on the part of many who remember their youth and childhood.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you feel that disrespect among young people (ages teens to early 20s) is rampant?

    My own children are 16 and 14, and I'm telling you... cursing and disrespectful behavior isn't tolerated. Although they will try to get away with it, there are very clear and very swift consequences. My children do not swear at me, teachers or other adults. However, some of their friends DO and it seems that either because of lack of parental guidance or laxa-daisy enforcement by school officials country wide - it appears at least, to be an epidemic of sorts.

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    Possibly, but there is no way to be sure. The Information Age has a confusing tendency to blend long time realities we were never aware of with startling new developments that require a response.
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's one large part norm (not that it bothers me) and one part selective memory on the part of many who remember their youth and childhood.
    I can tell you with great clarity, that I would have gotten my rear soundly warmed and my mouth soaped, had I ever shown such disrespect to either of my parents... and when I was in school (do I sound old yet? haha) corporal punishment was still allowed - which is NOTHING compared to what would have happened to me once I got home from school.
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Possibly, but there is no way to be sure. The Information Age has a confusing tendency to blend long time realities we were never aware of with startling new developments that require a response.
    That too.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I can tell you with great clarity, that I would have gotten my rear soundly warmed and my mouth soaped, had I ever shown such disrespect to either of my parents... and when I was in school (do I sound old yet? haha) corporal punishment was still allowed - which is NOTHING compared to what would have happened to me once I got home from school.
    In no way would I dispute your experience, my point was just to illustrate that especially when it comes to observing and analyzing 'younger' generations much of what we think is new or different isn't really all that new or well different.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I can tell you with great clarity, that I would have gotten my rear soundly warmed and my mouth soaped, had I ever shown such disrespect to either of my parents... and when I was in school (do I sound old yet? haha) corporal punishment was still allowed - which is NOTHING compared to what would have happened to me once I got home from school.
    As a whole my parents's generation was more indulgent of their children than the preceding generation (who were curiously much more indulgent of their grandchildren); in some periods and places of human history, having children was more of a byproduct of a living a personally enjoyable life than the ultimate work of craftsmanship a lot of 40-somethings nowadays perceive it to be.
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    In no way would I dispute your experience, my point was just to illustrate that especially when it comes to observing and analyzing 'younger' generations much of what we think is new or different isn't really all that new or well different.
    I agree to a certain degree. I do however, believe that the social disconnect as far as respect is concerned, is lost since a lot of human interaction now occurs online for many kids. That's worrisome to me.
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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you feel that disrespect among young people (ages teens to early 20s) is rampant?

    My own children are 16 and 14, and I'm telling you... cursing and disrespectful behavior isn't tolerated. Although they will try to get away with it, there are very clear and very swift consequences. My children do not swear at me, teachers or other adults. However, some of their friends DO and it seems that either because of lack of parental guidance or laxa-daisy enforcement by school officials country wide - it appears at least, to be an epidemic of sorts.

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    I voted the first two. I think it is a problem, but also a norm.

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    Re: Disrespect; a society norm or is it a huge problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Do you feel that disrespect among young people (ages teens to early 20s) is rampant?

    My own children are 16 and 14, and I'm telling you... cursing and disrespectful behavior isn't tolerated. Although they will try to get away with it, there are very clear and very swift consequences. My children do not swear at me, teachers or other adults. However, some of their friends DO and it seems that either because of lack of parental guidance or laxa-daisy enforcement by school officials country wide - it appears at least, to be an epidemic of sorts.

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    I don't think cussing is very disrespectful TBH.
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