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Whimsy........
My parents....the WWII-Depression generation were determined to make sure their children didn't go through what they experienced......they overcompensated by giving us the material things.......and perhaps didn't focus on the responsibility issue.....the two generations since have been more focused on what they had materially.....and we see a gradual dilution of the mores that form the glue that holds a society together.

Sadly, the dilution will continue, hastened along by the gradual disappearance of the  family unit.

posted by Corbin_Dallas on November 29, 2006 at 7:07 PM | link to this | reply

I meant Amy Vanderbilt - too many beers after work

posted by ladychardonnay on November 29, 2006 at 7:01 PM | link to this | reply

PARENTS!!! I taught my children manners
my mother made me and my 2 sisters read the "Amy Canderbilt Book of Etiquette".  Parents are the criminal - monkey see - monkey do.

posted by ladychardonnay on November 29, 2006 at 7:00 PM | link to this | reply

Whimsystoryteller, it is sad. It's as though this generation had no parents

posted by Blanche. on November 29, 2006 at 6:54 PM | link to this | reply

Whimsy.....
That responsibility was turned over to television, video games, and computer sites.....the parents expect the school systems to pick up their slack......and please, don't tell them anything that would upset their comfort zones........

posted by Corbin_Dallas on November 29, 2006 at 6:53 PM | link to this | reply

Whimsy
They're gone! Kid's manners, that is. And kids know all about their 'rights', except how to spell it,  but have no idea what 'responsibility' means! Welcome to North America (Canada and Mexico included), 21st century!

posted by Nautikos on November 29, 2006 at 6:50 PM | link to this | reply

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