It's interesting to note as I get older that I find myself thinking about younger people much the same way as the generation before mine thought about us.....it gives you a whole new perspective!
I always thought I would never complain about these 'young people' and so far I have pretty much succeeded......but it's not going to last. When you work in a para-military organisation (Police...!!!) as I do it comes as a shock to discover that the 'why' or 'me' generation doesn't share your attitude to work or the necessary management heirachy that you work under.
I understand that things have changed and much of society looks for a holistic, positive feedback, warm and fuzzy approach to crime and punishment. The only problem is that we are still expected to risk our lives whilst being verbally and physically assaulted.....not forgetting to turn the other cheek with little or no support from government or the court system. It just gets harder when the newer officers then start refusing to do the very work that they were warned about before joining 'the job' which often increases the danger and stress we are expected to endure. What a bunch of soft cocks....!!! There is no excuse because the nature of the job is clear and evident to all who join.......it's just seems that we have become part of the societal view where no one accepts responsibility for their actions.......it must be the fault of their parents/childhood/schooling/church/police/government....etc (anyone but them! funny that!).
What a load of bollocks!
It has to change eventually and it will.....I just hope I have retired by then because the future law enforcers will have to clean up a really nasty mess I fear....