Indeed, Jimmu and rozumnniec, age has always criticized youth since the beginning, a no-brainer-:)
My point is however, NOT that the youth of today, in fact of any day, are all those things Socrates bemoaned so eloquently. One need only compare teenagers from before 1969 (Woodstock!) -onward to start to see me point.
TV-game show "You Bet Your Life" (1958) - teenaged boy interviewed as a contestant: Target group MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA!!
Groucho: So, you're Leonard Fuhrman of Seattle, Washington. Is that correct?
Leonard: That's what they tell me. (audience laughter)
Groucho: Why did you decide to play "You Bet Your Life"?
Leonard: My dad, excuse me, my father thought it might be fun. Good for me too, you know, character and all.
Groucho: Hmmm, sure you're only sixteen? (audience chuckles)
Leonard: As sure as I'll ever be. I'm only joking, Groucho.
[Let's you and I fast forward over fifty years.]
TV-game show "Jeopardy" (2010) - teeanged contestant talking with Alex Trebeck
Alex: Ok, you're Noah Ellers from Union, New Jersey ,right?
Noah: Ye, uh, Yeah, uh-uh.
Alex: And next year you're attending Northwestern University, is that correct.
Noah: Yeah. I -uh, like, I'm not sure what I'm majorin' in. Maybe psych.
Alex: So why did you decide to play "Jeopardy"?
Noah: I thought it'd be cool. My dad thinks your an awesome dude. I'm like, wow, I can't believe I'm here (laughs!)
What have we here: Two random WASP teen males from the same United States, both from "middle-class" families etc.. separated merely by
a uniform school system that once stressed education and an in-bred propriety nurtured by mothers and fathers more interested in being parents than pals.
@Jimmu, sure Bush '41 attended Yale much like the rest of that ne're -do-well ilk. I never once suggested money doesn't talk, only that such talk has scarcely ever been so loud and vulgar as now.