Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And You Think Your Teen Is Bad?



Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority;

they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise;

they no longer rise when elders enter the room;

they contradict their parents, chatter before company;

gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.



--Socrates, Fifth Century B.C.

6 comments:

Veronica Lee said...

I sooo agree with you. My parents are always shocked by the ways my boys talk back at me. In those days, I would have been punished big time.

Under the Influence said...

Clearly, some things never change, even after 1,000's of years!

Swoozie said...

So it started way back then.......

Jennifer said...

LOL! I was nodding my head, saying, "Yes! Totally! What's wrong with kids today?!", only to get a dose of reality - I MUST have been the same way when I was younger, especially if Socrates remarked on it a light year ago! ;-)

Helene said...

Well, I'm not sure if it's any comfort to know teens were like that ages and ages ago but at least things aren't getting any worse, right? LOL

Simoney said...

I heard this years ago, it's great! You think, "oh yes, teenagers today are TERRIBLE...!" and then comes the SOCRATES. Hmmm, must be a Human Condition thing? x