When I get older I am never going to criticize the younger generation's music, the way they dress or how they look. I am never going to make fun of the way they act, the way they speak or the belief system they hold. I will not start a negative sentence with the phrase "kids these days"! This is a promise I often made after I left high school and entered into my twenties.
Today a "few" years later.... and yet I find myself becoming that grumpy man that I promised I would never be. I can't stand most of today's music, especially most modern rap, if I'm watching tv and they bring out the latest rapper, I can't turn it off fast enough. To me it's a bunch of people yelling at me with a sound track similar to a dog chewing a squeaky toy. Same with most pop songs, I find them so syrupy that they make me shiver. Pull your darn pants up! I can't believe that trend stuck, I don't want to see your baggy underwear hanging off your flabby butt! Don't complain to me when store employees seem alarmed by you, maybe it's the fact of you walking (shuffling) around with a ball cap pulled down over your eyes and a hoodie over your head, were you raised by bank robbers! It's ok not to follow fashion and it's ok to want to feel comfortable but why are you wearing pyjamas to school when you don't wear them to bed, even more offensive when you do wear them to bed and then to school. Don't wear thin white pants out on a rainy day when you are not wearing underwear.
I have nothing against piercings but when you affect cell reception, I think there's a problem. A nice tattoo in the right spot can look good but when people think you are wearing a shirt, I find that gross. Those stars, crosses and dragons look hot on those six packs, wait until you see them across a beerbelly or sagging boobs, (men and women). I won't lecture about cell phones, kids parents are just as bad but do they need to walk around taking a selfie while doing EVERYTHING! I'm getting tired of people knowing my every move because I made it into someone else's Facebook page, just shopping for groceries or buying shoes. Makes me fear having to get a colonoscopy or some other similar procedure!
I don't relate anymore, I'm stuck in the past. Kids these days! Kids these days have no grasp on reality, they have no manners, they are entitled! The truth is that I also see a lot of good coming from the younger generation so it's not that I dislike younger people. Like every generation there will be great people and some not so great people. Actually it's more upsetting that I am on the road to becoming the grumbling older guy I vowed never to be.