Why on earth do the younger generations ” Not Give A Hood ” anymore?
By Chef Hans D. Susser
Lately there seems to be a clear indication that a large part of the “younger generations don’t give a hood anymore”. They are disillusioned, unmotivated, have no morals, work ethics, sense of urgency, etc, etc. Fact ? Surely to some extent. Yet I believe every previous generation has had the same conviction before the present one: “Everything was better in our time”. The world and everything in it has changed so much and so rapidly in the past 100 years. For the older generations it seems to be harder and harder to keep up with the increasing flow of information and technology. For the younger generations there seems to be a less and less apparent need to base their life on morals, pride, community, good behavior, decency and personal accountability.
End of story.
But hold on a minute – are the young generations alone to blame for the loss of these ideals ? Let’s see :
– Who has trashed the economy and created a multitude of factors which combine to form the mess we are finding us sitting in?
– A pitiful job market and a whole generation floundering?
– No proper prospects for a whole generation to live the lifestyle they saw their parents enjoy ?
– No leaders who seem to have what it takes, on all levels of the economy, education and politics?
– Who has all but eliminated the base for a proper, prosperous blue collar workforce?
I believe those were the generations before this one, the baby boomers in particular.
The damage has been done and it must be fixed – NOW!
We must stop taking serious all those half-assed psychological theories by people who have been sitting in class rooms on their tenured butt their whole life without being part of the real world, who want to convince us that is ok to fail at all levels and a good cry will relieve us from our responsibilities. We must stop painting the mess pink, accept what it is (a certified pile of crap) and we must move on! Nobody thinks it will be easy but the time to act is now! We need to wake up and smell the roses.
-We, ALL generations, must understand that being filthy rich is the exception, not the norm.
-We must understand that we will have to work hard when we are young.
-We will have to understand that we have to study hard when we are young.
-We will have to understand that :
-If we are hungry, we must eat – not cry.
-If we are thirsty, we must drink – not cry.
-If we are wet, we must dry off – not cry.
-If our house burns down, we must rebuild – not cry.
-If a politician screws up, we must replace him/her – not cry.
-If our economy has gone to the birds, we must fix it, not cry.
The damage is done! The crying is done! Let’s fix the damage by being responsible for our actions and holding others responsible for theirs. Let’s do things the right way. Let us all ” give a hood” again, one by one and we shall see a better future on all levels in all matters- family, work, politics, education and our social environment . We need to re-discover the decent, proper values on which we must base our personal and professional decisions and apply them to our lives accordingly. If the majority of us is willing and able to do this now, then build on it and install these virtues in the following generations, we will achieve a solid, prosperous future for the next “younger generations” to come, so they will have a reason to care and to ” give a hood “. We must give the younger generations the hope and motivation, the moral and economical guidelines, the necessary skills and knowledge to get out of their lethargy and start building their own future. We must be the leaders which our successors in family, profession and life deserve.
End of story.