Everybody say hi to Mr. Grumpy. He's been dead for almost three thousand years. He was a writer back when he was alive in Ancient Greece. Here's what he wrote:
"I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivulous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words...when I was young, I was taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint."
Hmm...no hope? Mr. Grumpy, or Hesiod, as he is more commonly called, said that way back in the 8th century BC. Somehow, that frivulous, reckless generation survived. As did the next frivulous, reckless one and the next, all the way up to this one.
Nowadays, I hear a lot of people saying practically the same sort of thing Hesiod did. Somehow, I don't think the world is doomed quite yet.