Lois M. Collins: Parents are worried, but don't give up on young generation

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Sept. 24, 2013 6:10 p.m.

    Trouble with this generation. Let me put this out there.

    The students at Provo HS raised over 40,000 cans of food last year. They donated, as I understand it, several hundreds of dollars to a Manti student injured in an accident when they attended a game down in Manti. This generation is just fine, we need to get off their case. They are capable of doing amazing things that go well beyond. And this isn't just the young people of this school, if you look closely you'll see young people all over the place doing remarkable things, caring for others, being generous with their time and money (when they have it) and changing the world.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 24, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    There are different ideas, obviously though needing to be more clearly delineated, of what constitutes a "better life". One is presented by this writer in this article, that it means better technology, better housing, and more fun perhaps.

    Then there are the parents mentioned, who are looking at the work ethic, patriotism, and morality. They are often dismayed at current developments.

    I think we have some very moral youth indeed in this region but that is not the universal situation either in the nation or even in this region.

    There are, then, two seperate discussions suggested by this article. I think the current scenario portends a loss or decrease first of morality and then "things" also.

    The writer is correct: this spiritual loss extends back in time before the new generations to her own generation and even before that. It is gradual and unremitting. There were good things about "my" music too, but I had the ability, and tendency, to play it louder than was possible with the old "gramophones". My father disapproved the degeneracy of some of the lyrics, not as bad as today's but worse than his generation when those things were already underway.