You’re rated if you smoke, drink and do drugs
You’re a party-pooper if you choose to be sober
Guys are idolised for being players
Girls are chastised for being whores
It’s cool to have one night stands
Being a virgin is an embarrassing illness
Everyone suffers from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
Nobody knows how to commit to anything/anyone
Everything’s fast: fast-cars, fast-money, fast-food
Patience is unheard of
Music containing profanity is blasted
Music containing profound meaning is quietened as a guilty pleasure
Twerking and grinding are all the rage
Maintaining dignity and class is unheard of
Spending money on Apple products and designer brands is rated
Spending money on books is ridiculed
Not caring and putting in minimal effort is applauded
Hard work and determination are scoffed at
No one knows of discipline
Everyone knows of bone-idleness
Everyone knows how to put themselves first
No one knows of loyalty and integrity
We all follow what everyone else is doing
No one has a sense of identity
Social media has a hold over our lives
No one can locate that de-activate button
Everyone knows how to take a good selfie
No one knows how to have a good time
Judging people is easy
Being kind to people is hard
Reputation counts for everything
Doing the right thing counts for nothing
Cliques and crews are most important
Real friends are unheard of
Violence is a testament to strength
Being the bigger person and walking away is weak
Everyone’s quick to complain
No one’s quick to make a change
Everybody demands respect
Nobody earns it, nobody gives it
This is a toxic generation.
43 thoughts on “A Toxic Generation”
My goodness the amount of accuracy in this post is unreal. Nice!
I’m glad you liked it 🙂
Great post! You nailed it.
Thanks for stopping by 😀
Yes. Amen. I agree… You stole the words out of my very heart! May I just add this: Everybody questions. Nobody wants to hear the answer. They really don’t… It is heartbreaking.
You’re right, nobody can handle the truth these days! Lol thanks for stopping by 🙂
Glad you liked the post Priti 🙂
Well written and accurate. Though I’m 41 and i have CCLAMO (couldn’t care less about missing out)
Haha I like that, a lot more people need to adopt your CCLAMO attitude!
Totally agree and what a great post!
Thank you 🙂
Love this. Shared. Great post!
Thanks Joey, I’m glad you like it! 😀
You took the thoughts from my head and wrote them down perfectly.
I’ve been feeling so disheartened with society lately, for every single reason you listed above… Glad to know I’m not alone.
You’re definitely not alone Jenny, I’m glad that you could relate so well to the post 🙂
Is there any antidote to remove the toxin?
Everyone should hold hands and sing kumbaya in unison? Lol if only it was that simple! If you happen to stumble upon an antidote please let me know
Unless they want to go to Christ, seek His grace with their own will to correct themselves.
Wow. That was a remarkable post. 🙂
I’m so glad that you liked it Ken, thanks for your comment 🙂
You’re very talented. I’m excited to go through more of your posts on my free time. Keep up the amazing work. From what you’ve said though you’re spot on yes some are cliches but this generation believes they are “owed” something for just being them. They don’t know how to work with their hands any more or work for anything really.
Thanks so much for looking through my posts Domini Marie 🙂 I completely agree with you, much of the younger generation seem to be born with a strong sense of self-entitlement for some reason, it really needs to be stamped out!
You’re very welcome. Maybe we can do a collaboration series slam poetry or prose or a conversation piece. I really enjoy your work.
That would be great! I love how candid and relatable your blog posts are, keep up the good work 🙂
Very true! Powerful words, well done 🙂
Thank you Robyn 😀
Wow. This was one of the best posts I’ve ever read.
Aww thank you, I really appreciate your kind words and I’m glad you enjoyed the post!
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An interesting perspective on the present generation by someone living through it. I would add a word of comfort, this generation did not invent everything – the previous generations, mine included have a a hand in creating the future and there are times when I do not think we did a great job of it…. the one good thing about toxins is that with a robust immune system they can be diluted or expelled completely. Excellent post..
Thank you so much for the re-blog, I’m very happy that my post touched a chord with you 🙂
Very well said …
Your post has just proved that this toxic society hasn’t taken over everyone. There are still many young people like yourself who reject drink, drugs and promiscuity. It’s just sad those individuals get drowned out because the badness is in our culture, particularly in the music, sports and celebrity industries. The armies of quiet, gentle folk don’t make the headlines, only people like Amy Winehouse and Paul Gasgoine do. So, don’t make the mistake of thinking you are outnumbered by them just because you hear so much about them and their lifestyle. Contrary to popular belief, they are in the minority. Power to you and those like you. Excellent post!
Thanks for your comment Carole! As much as I would love to say that I’m above all of the toxicities that I’ve listed, I really can’t proclaim to be one of the saints of my generation. I’m guilty of having committed a number of the negative things that I’ve mentioned, not all, but a fair few. I feel as though it’s impossible not to get partially sucked into the ‘badness’ because as you say, icons of wayward youth behaviour are broadcast all over media outlets and their behaviour is deemed to be ‘cool’ and ‘the norm’, when of course it shouldn’t be, but that’s just the way it is.
Ultimately I do think that a lot of my generation have messed up values, faulty consciences and misguided senses of what is right and wrong. However whether it’s us who are to blame for that, our parents, the media or society as a whole, I do not know. What I do know is that it’s important to talk about such inexplicable issues, even if we cannot find a solution to the problem at least we can raise awareness about it and perhaps through communication with one another the power of the toxins will be reduced.
No-one is perfect, those who claim to be are deluding thmselves. We’d never grow as individuals if we never made mistakes we can learn from. You’re already on the right road as you are recognising where you make or made mistakes.May you continue to grow into a well balanced individual who recognises we all have failings.
Loved this! And thank you for the follow (right back at you) glad you liked the blog enough to join my poetry cult! LOL! From one dude from the generation before to one girl from the generation after, a thank you for spanning the gap (which there isn’t much of, really, when it comes to X and Y, but you do it beautifully anyway)! Jamy
Thanks for stopping by Jamy 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your posts!
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Wow… just wow.
Thank you for the re-blog 🙂