Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Send them down the mines

In a Grumpy Old Man moment, I previously remarked the young people today seem to have too much self-esteem leading to an inflated sense of entitlement and general rudeness. While I had nothing to back up my opinion it turns out that my rant was at least close to the truth.

An extensive study of 16,475 college students from the United States has revealed narcissism has risen steadily among that population since 1982 due to the last couple of decades' obsession with promoting self-esteem.

Is it my turn to call for national service to be reintroduced?

The study is due to be published in April and, of course, the author has a blog. Ironically the blog is hosted on Livejournal - home of the narcissistic, illiterate, and rude youth she highlights.

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Blogger gorbash78 said...

Not down the mines!! We don't want them in Wales!
We need an X Factor type judge panel in front of whom teenagers can be paraded and Simon Cowelled into submission.
I'm guessing you'd like to be on it ;-)

7:30 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Sounds like my dream job.

Can your mother have a word with Ofsted?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous pandammonium said...

Send them to Afghanistan. They're always saying they need more troops there. Stick 'em all in containers on a big ship, sail them through the alley alley oh, offload them onto lorries and deposit them in Afghanistan, where they can play hide and seek with Osama and the Taliban.

3:30 PM  

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