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It has always been tough to be a young person growing up. And it has always been tough to be a parent and raise children into adults. Consider these quotes:


"I see no hope for the future for people if they are dependent on the frivilous youth of today. For certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wild and impatient." (Greek poet Hesiod)


"Youth today love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, no respect for older people, and talk nonsense when they should work. Young people do not stand up any longer when adults enter a room. They contradict their parents, talk too much in company, guzzle their food, lay their legs on the table, and tyrannize their elders." (Socrates)


"The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents of old ...

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