Monday, June 13, 2011

As An Old Dead Guy Said...

     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." 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.

1 comment:

  1. Well, no, you know, I'd have to disagree on this one - we end UP being pretty good people. The adults think we're awful, but from what I'm seeing here, Eliza, is that even though this blog is supposed to be AGAINST ageism, you seem to have a lot of prejudice against the adults in your posts. A bit ironic, isn't it? I'm not saying that teenagers are bad people - I'M one, for goodness sake, but adults aren't bad people either. We all just have different points of views from where we are in life.