Friday, May 1, 2009

The Younger Generation Versus the Older Generation.

There seems to be a conflict between the older and younger generation. Perhaps because some people do not want to get old, so they try to remain eternally young. Unfortunately for them, father Entropy must catch up with everyone. However, there is still a major gap between the younger generation and the older generation.

Look around at your jobsite and tell me those who are always late; tell me those who are always absent. They lack any sense of loyalty and assiduity. They lack any sense of promise keeping. You see that in their daily relationships; they hook up today, and tomorrow they break up. They mingle today, and tomorrow they are single. The young generation, spoon-fed with excuses why they behave the way they do. "Oh please don’t be too hard on him, his father abused his mother when he was growing up". "Oh please, give the girl a break; she was abused by her stepfather".

The younger generation thinks everyone and the world owe them something except they who do not owe the world anything. There is no sense of responsibility and no sense of initiative. Their work ethics is totally deplorable. No creativity. That is why they are easily bored. When my students tell me they are bored, I tell them read, write, or do something. Put your mind to work, and you will not be bored. If the dictionary did not exist, I would not know the meaning of boredom. Why am I bored when my relatives are there for me to talk to, visit; when there are millions of books published monthly that I could read, and there are thousands of newspapers that one could peruse? The mind is not only a terrible thing to waste, but it is a dangerous weapon if neglected.

Young people nowadays want more space than they can afford and should. You live with your own daughter, and you cannot enter into her room; you do not seem to know what is happening with her. That privacy is even just because she is talking to a strange avatar on the internet and having a love affair with a nonexistent person who can dump her anytime he wants. And boom; the newspapers read: "she committed suicide because she was told that the world would be a better place without her".

Even the love ethics of the young people is deplorable. They make you a promise and never ever fulfill it. The least handicap is a good excuse for them not to fulfill their promise. They wonder why people always give them broken promises because broken promises beget broken promises. Today he is with Suzanna and tomorrow he is with Angela. Today she is with Tommy and tomorrow she is with Bismarck. Zero loyalty!

When we were young, our parents would never pass someone by the roadside without greeting them. Today kids pass like zombies; you must tell them to greet before they greet. My father would scold me if an old woman was passing with a load on her head, and I did not stop to take it from her head. Today you could be carrying twenty things in your hands, and the child stands there looking at you like the owl.

The world is turning apart and going upside down. The young people must learn, and they can only learn what the old people teach them. Please, the older generation, teach your young ones about work ethics, love commitments and promise keeping. Tell them the world does not owe anyone anything. We owe everything to the world. Without the world, we would not be happy, but without us, the world would still be a better place. Yes, it is sad but true; I mean very true.

Until then, may we revert to the old etiquettes.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk , “No matter how a rat becomes the house pet, if it is sleeping beside the bag of groundnuts the owner may not have much sleep. ” (Hamilton Ayuk)."If a goat runs from the owner’s leash it will be tied by the council in a market square" Hamilton Ayuk).

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