Nincompoops?November 30th, 2010 at 4:29 pm by Patrece Dayton under Patrece’s Perspective, WTHI Blog
I read an article today in the Terre Haute Tribune Star that really made me think. It was titled “Are we raising a generation of nincompoops?”
The article quotes several books written about what some are calling the dumbest generation. Men and women under age 30 who are too reliant on technology to do everyday tasks of life.
I have to say I agree. It is strictly my opinion, but from a mother’s point of view I worry about young people today. I’m concerned that high tech toys like cell phones, ipods and laptops are teaching our children how NOT to interact with other human beings. Boys and girls are breaking up relationships via text messages. Parents are solving arguments with their teenagers over Facebook and kids are not learning how to spell properly thanks to lol and idk.
I wonder if young people today will be able to interview for a job face to face or if they will have to type their answers to their future employer’s vital questions? Will they be able to ask someone for their hand in marriage in person or over a cell phone? Will they spell properly on their college applications?
I know to a young person reading this I am the one sounding like a nincompoop. I agree kids today are more apt to handle technology than us “middle agers”, however, I also know I am able to look a person in the eye and converse.
Perhaps “Generation Y” is the best name possible for young teens today. WHY oh WHY?