Older generations often stereotype younger generations as lazy and unintelligent, but research shows the exact opposite. In fact, today’s youth are overworked and showing signs of burnout, such as anxiety and depression. Young people need to reclaim rest, rejuvenation, and revitalization as acts of political warfare. This definitely gave me something to think about. What do you think? Are they over-stimulated with the ways of technology and the ways of our world or are they just lazy? Let’s talk about it…

Gregorio De La Paz: “I do not agree with the burnout part or working. The smarter part, yes.”

Mary Valadez: “They need to stay off the phones.”

Kirt Parker: “You’re dealing with a weak society controlled by our government. Kids today are so soft they get a scratch on their hand and they go to the doctors. I would walk into a desert for 5 miles after a bullet shot through my shoulder.”

Don Barrett: “Our youth today think they have it so bad….Not much work ethic out there these days!”

Danielle Terrell: “These kids are so entitled, and never have to pay the consequences for their bad behavior. I’m so over it!!!!!”

Alison Lee: “Went into McDonald’s after a parade to get my child some food. All the employees were cursing and yelling. No one cares about taking care of customers. I was glad I didn’t bring my daughter inside with me to get her food.”

Erin Brasero: “It’s clear that A LOT ( not all ) of these kids are not held to the same standard of appropriate consequences for negative actions that we were when we were their age.”

Audrey Pappy Ventura: “People have no work ethic these days and staying on their phones, it drives me crazy!”

Sarah Cheshire: “I’m really having a hard time with today’s youth… No manners, no respect and absolutely no work ethic. And it’s seeping into our adults… I need parents to do their job. I need you to teach your kids right from wrong. I need you to teach them how to be respectful and be a decent human. I just had the worst customer service experience I’ve ever had in my life and not to point fingers at anyone I will not name the place of business. But I will however let everyone know I was the crazy lady that went off on a handful of teenagers behind the counter and if these were your employees or children, I’ll pray for you. I know it’s hard to find workers. I understand the severity of having no employees. But it’s more than just having a warm body to fill a space. You need someone with common sense and a little bit of respect. Someone who gives a damn. Clearly these young people are not being guided or taught. Because they surely did not give a damn tonight. There is absolutely no way I would allow any of THAT behavior within my companies! Just remember, the people you choose to hire are the ones you are choosing to represent you.”

Shannon Kathleen Beam: “This generation has absolutely no respect or work ethic. I can promise you my daughter I am raising will not be like that.”

Sandra Holbert: “Not every one of this generation. My granddaughter works at a doctor’s office and goes to work every day. The patients love her. Some have her personal phone. I’m proud she has respect for everyone that walks in the door. Unlike the kids that act like we owe them something.”

Summer Fletcher: “I agree strongly that it is a messed up generation but just to play devil’s advocate, please also remember that there are A LOT more children growing up without their parents’ love and guidance since the opiate epidemic. Many kids are without parents at all, and are being raised by tired aunts, uncles, and grandmas. Is that an excuse for them to act like wild banshees? No. But I do know it’s very hard to conduct yourself accordingly when no one has ever shown you how. I do hope something changes soon. If not, our future is in jeopardy.”

Sandra Holbert: “I grew up in a bad abusive home but I didn’t act that way. People use that as an excuse. Most have parents they just don’t care unless it’s all about me, me, me”

Terri Lynn: “It’s sad. They are disrespectful . Not sure when / where it went wrong with this age group.”

Joann Lopez: “Our youth of today is a product we produced. We wanted them to be smart. Now they are too smart. We wanted them to have voices. Now they talk way out of our comfort zone. We did this.”