There was also a BBC article for this which this article links to. But if the writers for this see what I see when people in my generation write something there would be no way it could be said to be better. I’m not saying this applies to everyone, but it can be seriously bad. I’m all for confidence, but where’s the effort it took to attain it? Congrats for being able to copy and paste. I remember the shift to internet. Once you had to find your information by books and encyclopedias. Now you can find information for any point of view with a click of a button. Internet masters! I was also guilty of this. But the perceived and the reality do not mesh and I think this is a factor. When you copy and paste you don’t need to worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar, or syntax. It’s done for you. There’s also the lovely red underline that let’s you know you spelled something wrong and instead of having to re-write it you just click on the word continually enabling you to not know how to spell it.
But can we ponder for a moment for how we got to the entitled generation? My theory is that those of us who have no connection to previous wars like WW2 being raised by those of us who have. The mentality is going to be totally different. If you’ve gone through a war where there was a meager supply of everything, you become much more self-sufficient. You do more things for yourself and for others. You fix what is broken. You save. You stretch. You make it work. This help is not helping those of us who haven’t had that experience. It is now the mentality of someone else will take care of it. Buy not fix. Spend and look the part. The hard working generation has been picking up a lot of the slack. Does anyone else not worry about the day they’re all gone? All the knowledge they gained from having to do things for themselves and why something is done a certain way and they probably know a different way just in case. Not many people want to know the whys any more just the hows so they can get it done.
Well, I’ll get off my soapbox now.