Originally Posted by MikeAG
No, I won't have this!!! There are kids barely out of nappies sailing around the world, climbing mountains, trekking here there and everywhere, volunteering, raising fortunes for charity etc.etc. ....and never mind the piles of schoolwork and uni stuff they have to get through, exams all the time.........and then a massive debt to start out on adulthood with. It's way too easy to say "the youth of today" whilst sucking air in through your teeth and shaking your head.
There always have been lazy so-and-so's.....great........it means there is less of a crowd when we go travelling. But don't knock "the youth of today" too easily .
Have nothing against the youth of today, as my son is at uni and has some depts, works, and travels. But there are more that only travel via google earth. The problem as far as I can see is playstation, xbox, and a goverment and press that will only put bad news out as this is all that sells papers.. My youngest son is in the non get up and go catagory, but he is only 16 and does the above. ie xbox, msn, facebook ect... onthe plus side he does want to travel eventually...... I hope he does and not get stuck in the rut of work, get drunk go to sleep, shag, back to work for 2 weeks in spain.......
Personally all kids between 16 and 21 sould spend at least 12 months out and travel around the world b4 they get into that rut.. IT should be law that you must travel b4 or during uni so they can see that the news is not all bad