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  • kwikfile08
    Mark/Bruce I concur there are a lot of great kids coming up now days. That said I have one son who got into drugs real bad and another aspiring to go to the
    Message 1 of 13 , Aug 23, 2008
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      I concur there are a lot of great kids coming up now days. That said I
      have one son who got into drugs real bad and another aspiring to go to
      the Air Force Academy. Go figure. We have college interns at work at
      they have for the most part been inspirational to have known. One is
      quiting to study Math in Sweden for a year. He and his friend are
      going together. They are sharp and really got their stuff together. I
      asked why Math? "It's Fun" he said. Anyway there are many issues
      facing the youth today - I believe Drugs mainly - But there are a lot
      of kids bypassing the pitfalls and going foward in a positive direction.


      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Garvey" <lazybee45@...> wrote:
      > Hi Bruce and everybody else. Naw! I disagree with you on the kids
      > I both HAVE children and work with them. I have seen an awful lot of
      > children in my spotty career as a childrens entertainer. (Both full and
      > part time at various times over the last 30 years)
      > While agreeing that there are a good many really ignorant kids out
      there, as
      > well as the knuckle dragging parents, my experience has been that
      the VAST
      > majority of young people are really fine folks! Two of my three
      > have married to fine upstanding young men. the third made a
      mistake and
      > her apparently fine young man was arrested for soliciting sex over the
      > internet...with a 14 year old. Who was neither 14, nor a girl. But the
      > other two are excellent people. Out of perhaps a dozen young people
      that I
      > know fairly well, only the one is a loss. my children have evolved from
      > children to friends, and that is a wonderful thing! All three
      daughters are
      > employed and have college degrees earned on their own! Most of their
      > friends are likewise.
      > Everywhere I look, I see young people working hard and being model
      > citizens. Even some of the questionable looking ones.Youth today are no
      > worse than the youth I was in the 1970's. the negative is ALWAYS
      > in things like news casts (because if it bleeds, it leads!) I have
      not seen
      > many riots as in the 60's and 70's when we were young, and even then
      it was
      > a small minority of people.
      > The world is in good hands for the most part!
      > mark
      > On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 9:52 PM, Bruce Alan Wilson <bawilson@...>wrote:
      > > When I look at today's teenagers, I tremble for the future; but,
      > >
      > > A) When I was a teenager, old farts my age probably trembled
      equally, and
      > > we seem to have muddled along; and
      > > B) It probably shows that I'm just a crabby old bachelor that is doing
      > > little for the future.
      > >
      > > Bruce Alan Wilson
      > >
      > > "The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other
      forms of
      > > transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains
      pure in
      > > heart."--Iris Murdoch
      > >
      > >
      > --
      > Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and
      feed him
      > for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is
      > and boring. –Desmond Tutu
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