Ah, those teenagers…

Desert Beacon

Kids these daysAnyone else a bit fatigued with the “kids these days” grousing which has consumed altogether too much time and space in the wake of the Martin case verdict?   We old folk could at least come up with something more original.

We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control.”  Inscription in a 6000 year old Egyptian tomb.  (Buckminster Fuller, in I Seem To Be A Verb“)

So, the ancient Egyptians created a culture that still fascinates us today with its monuments and technology… in spite of, or perhaps because of youthful ideas?

However, that didn’t keep the curmudgeonly Socrates from blathering, perhaps ironically, in response to inquiries :

“Then, as I was saying, our youth should be trained from the first in a stricter system, for if amusements become…

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