Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The real problem? …I don’t think so.

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Your parents felt the same way about your generation, their parents felt the same way about their generation, its an endless cycle that perpetuates a myth based on faulty memory and nostalgia.

 

 

imageTodays generation is into Facebook, Twitter, texting, fashion, and bad music… their parents complain even though they are into the Kardasians, Oprah, the View, bad music, etc.. Their parents were into video games, MTV, and bad music. The previous generation to that was criticized for watching too much TV and bad music, the generation before them was criticized for too much radio, bad music and time on the telephone. The generation before them was too much into movies, celebrities, and bad music, before them it was reading and day dreaming too much.

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As a youth, Lincoln’s neighbors and family members thought for a time that he was lazy for all his "reading, scribbling, writing, ciphering, writing Poetry, etc.", and accused him of doing it to avoid manual labor.

Its always been convenient to blame the coming storm on todays youth… but it’s really todays and yesterdays parents/generation who have been and are screwing things up.

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p,s, As a youth I got whipped often and with vigor… can’t think of a single thing it accomplished.

by Glenn Littrell

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