Kids these days…

Flappers, Hipsters, Beatniks, Greasers, Hippies, Rebels, Slackers, Nerds, Geeks, etc.  These are all names for social outcasts at one point in time or another in our country.  They dressed different, may have talked different, certainly challenged our social norms in one form or another.  Many of the people of the time pointed to them as definite proof that society was going down hill, that the youth of the day “weren’t like the kids in my day”.  And yet, they all grew up.  Many raised families, worked jobs and paid taxes.  Some voted, some changed the world and all of them lived their lives as they saw fit.  The world didn’t end, society did not fall despite the many assurances that it is supposed to and time continues to march on.  Just a bit of perspective for those complaining about the youth of today…

Now, if you’ll excuse me while I go yell at those damn kids to get off my lawn…

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About Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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