Generations

It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations. – Christine Gregoire

Entertainment has always been a big part of my life. I love watching movies and shows, because it allows me to escape my own life, for a while.

Having said that, I’m glad I grew up in a generation that took things a little more seriously.

  • The entertainment industry used to put heart into their work. Networks like the Disney channel and Nickelodeon put heart into their work with genuine shows like “Life with Derek”, “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”, “That’s So Raven.” Even sitcoms like “Yes, Dear”, “Everybody Loves Raymond” or “The King of Queens.”

Seeing what passes for shows these days on Disney and Nickelodeon breaks my heart. The shows are overly-staged, seem unnatural and don’t hold a lot of realism. I suppose part of that is escapism, but I remember loving how much I connected with some of the characters from shows I watched when I was a child. Lizzie McGuire was another show I loved, growing up.

  • Childhood values have shifted. My sister and I were talking the other day and she brought up something that made me think a lot about why I dislike our generation so much, today. “When I was a child, kids would basically look at you strangely if you wore makeup in junior high. Let kids be kids!” She remembers how if she did see kids with makeup on, it was all over their face and messy, like a child’s drawing, because that’s what it was all about when we were young. Being a silly child — not a fashion model at the age of 8 or 16. It just goes to show you how much our values have changed in what we watch, how we dress and what we like and respect. [Like no sex before marriage — I’m still for that].

Just take a look at how much Nickelodeon’s headquarter’s have changed. [Click to enlarge].

2 thoughts on “Generations

  1. My mom is a teacher for Junior hugh kids back in southern IL. Kids have ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT for authority figures today! Drugs are found everywhere. Skip classes (while actually at school), talk back to police officers, etc.!

    If we had tried that when we were their age, we would be locked away for life! No one brought drugs to school or took them at home.

    • I couldn’t agree more! People… Life… So much has changed! The lack of respect is the worst of it all. Because then there’s usually no getting through to them.

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