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hmurchison
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Our future generations
So my car broke down and I'm in the process of having a new engine put into it. I'm riding the bus to work now and since school is out I know get a glimpse of what the high schoolers are like today.

For the most part these kids are just like I was as a youngster but I still see some glaring issues. I remember how many of my classmates were more concerned about their image their clothes or whatever than school. I remembered looking at some classmates and just shaking my heads because many just didn't seem to get it...high school wasn't everything.

Now I look and I see the next generation coming up. I've seen good and bad and clearly we have work to do as a black community. There's nowhere else I'd rather be than here in the US of A but you have to bust your butt to excel here. You have to sacrifice.

How are the youngsters holding up in your neck of the woods?
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For the most part, kids are like we were...(trying to look good, trying to fit in, some kids are shy, others are the most popular)... I think the difference today is that kids are exposed to so much more junk than we were. That includes junk food, junk tv, junk websites,... just junk!

I mean... pornography wasn't as accessible when I was 15 years old, and I NEVER saw a vending machine in my school.

Also... on a more scientific note, a lot of things about our environment have changed. The air quality, food quality, food ingredients, etc. So many processed foods are stuffed with man-made additives and I think it's hurting the kids. Steriods are used to bulk up meat, and agriculture companies have been cloning fruits and veggies for years...(no telling what that does to the veggie).

If you look at the physical attributes of kids, how many 6'5" 15-year olds boys did you have in your high school? How many 5'6" 15-year voluptuous girls did you have in your high school? The numbers for both groups seem to be really high these days and I don't think it's a coincidence.
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Gee, and I thought I was the only one that noticed this in our kids today...VickanS, you took the words out of my mouth.

Here in Milwaukee, the average age in homicides is 26yrs old. Just this past weekend, there was four teenagers shot to death, the youngest was just 13yrs old. The police are saying that is was a drug related shooting.

The young girls dress in these real skimp outfits. Wearing thongs at the age of 12???? Come on now, where are the parents?

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VickanS wrote:
For the most part, kids are like we were...(trying to look good, trying to fit in, some kids are shy, others are the most popular)... I think the difference today is that kids are exposed to so much more junk than we were. That includes junk food, junk tv, junk websites,... just junk!
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If you look at the physical attributes of kids, how many 6'5" 15-year olds boys did you have in your high school? How many 5'6" 15-year voluptuous girls did you have in your high school? The numbers for both groups seem to be really high these days and I don't think it's a coincidence.


Ain't that the truth. I'm all for seeing the benefits of evolution but clearly we're "bioengineering" the youth of today. The size and physical maturity of High Schoolers today is amazing and at the same time worriesome. I totally agree about access to junk stuff. TV has done nothing but gotten worse....there are so many distractions that we simply didn't have (cell phones in HS?? Puhleeze). I think it's going to take some savvy parenting to keep your children on the right course.


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hmurchison, the parents are the problem, they are either not involved in their childrens lives or just absent.
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'Sup folks. Been away for a minute. Yea... kids are looking like adults these days. Boys too. But especially the girls. I hate to say it since i'm a grown man but these girls have bodies like 25 year olds and you right .... they didnt look like that in my high school! Dont know what i'd do if I had a child that looked like that.
But i was having a convo with a european friend the other day and we were talking about how european kids don't have the same types of problems American kids got. Like the europeans expose kids to drinking and sex on tv when they are young and they don't have the problems we have. I don't know why that is.
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That is very true, this kids in Europe is exposed to such things at an early age and it doesn't effect them like the kids here. I am just wondering when are our children going to finally realize that life just can not imatate art???
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