Selfish and Rude Teenagers? Really?

Graceful By Graceful, 3rd Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We often hear people complaining about teenagers and kids being selfish and ungrateful. If so, whose fault is that? I think perhaps previous generations failed to teach them gratitude along the way.

Who is selfish now?

At a Christmas party a woman in her early 70’s was handed a glass of wine. She took one sip, put the glass aside and said: “Yuck, I don’t want this yeast tasting drink!” This was a sparkling wine that she used to drink frequently when she was younger. Her boyfriend was also offered a glass of wine and he was about to accept, when she interrupted and said he didn’t drink as they were driving home afterwards and he was the chauffeur. They had been offered a bed in a huge, warm caravan outside, but she wouldn’t sleep there because the smell was, as she put it “too new”!

A few days later she was asked by her daughter if her Christmas gift fit her. It was a pretty blouse and a nice blue cardigan. She replied in a grumpy way: “No! The sleeves are too long!” The daughter informed her that she could just take it back to the store and get another size or another item. “Do you really think I want to be bothered by that? I don’t go to those stores! I don’t know why you buy me clothes at all! My daughter in law also does that. Don’t want it!”

What a terrible thing to do! Trying to make a woman feel good by giving her pretty clothes! Bad! Very bad!

Who's the Rude One?

At the table at a family dinner a man, also in his 70’s, could not put his cell phone down. His kids and grandkids had left theirs in their rooms, but he was constantly checking and commenting on Facebook statuses! He lives far away from his family, but when he finally got to spend time with them he was more interested in what was going on elsewhere. I bet his “close” friends on Facebook got more comments than his grandson who played the guitar right in front of him!

And the kids are rude?

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Cell Phones, Family, Family Relationships, Family Trouble, Gifts, Grandfather, Grandparents, Parenting, Phones, Rude Man, Selfish, Selfish Lifestyles, Selfish Person, Selfishness, Teenage, Teenager, Teenagers, Ungrateful

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Jan 2014 (#)

The children are told to behave well but they don't see it practiced in an adult world! siva

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author avatar Legend
5th Jan 2014 (#)

Sounds like the first lady is developing a form of alzheimer... (frontal disinhibition..)

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