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What is so good about being young today? .....an oldie's view

By Guy Lyons on Jun 18, 09 09:45 PM in

Last week another discussion on knife carrying youths of today, with not a single young person participating in the radio programme, you see the brains behind this discussion .....forgot all about the obvious ...the schools were open!. This sure got me thinking a little as today's job vacancies against applications were fired out on the news, for school leavers and graduates. There is hope as apparently there are 5000 jobs for Apprentices, as the BBC hope to build a Cane factory in the Ibrox area.
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Not to worry, they have their gadgets, and opportunities to fight for a crumb of media attention as compensation for present and future poverty. Now our streets are flooded with scores of creatures holding a device, a mobile, or is it a blackberry or perhaps an apple? In fact these young people were written about over a year ago, and lampposts needed repairing as the metal received so many head butts by texters.

Now of course over a year later we have more mobile phone advances like easier internet access. This is great for our youth and our media has now given them additional opportunities to even walk off a cliff! The race to get more and more texts and now Twitter messages, or emails is of prime importance to our media stars of television and radio, with the winners giving a new meaning to modesty as the count is declared.

Yes, it must be fantastic being young, as you are told about hyped up stars of the music industry, then once their fame is reached, the truth about miming comes out. Then you are crucified as the poverty-stricken millionaires come a howling, all because you copied a CD from the internet. Well guess what, as an oldie, I sure resented the cost replacing my old vinyl stuff with new CD's all because these people have the need to buy fresh 21st century meat.

Now if you want to change things, just wait until the next election and decide with great care which crook to vote for, after all, you must believe what you see and hear. Friendly advice for today's youngster wishing to travel on a political journey to superstardom:- buy a jar of Vaseline and grease just about every media star you meet then you have half a chance of success ....and if you are from Springburn don't bother having ambition, nor attempt to speak in public!

We all love sports so if you want to see the real deal , well the essential glamour pusses, the duo of TV presenters plus the hidden extras need to be paid for, get real - most of our youth might as well dream of seeing their heroes live. Don't forget 80 million quid footballers who like your money from merchandising sales, and their loyalty to the fans is as fictional as Harry Potter.

Back in the late 60's and early 70's the youth looked outwards yet today they are so wrapped up in their devices, as they travel in our streets, that the real world passes them by, and perhaps we should ask why ?

As I approach retirement, I cannot help wondering would I like to be young today? Well, there are exceptions to every rule, but on balance I would have to say no . Even if on some future day I needed to give even more body swerves in every public place to avoid colliding with some person holding a super slick wave tray, which has become their brain and complete life in one. Amazing is it not - we older ones need to be careful walking, after all, this is the age of litigation.

Finally, when our young reach our age they will be able to take full advantage of advances in 21st century cosmetic surgery. It has already started...... the Face Lift Book ...Arnie, Bruce, Robert ....

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William said:

I'm with you Guy, i'm glad i'm not of the younger generation, far too many distractions and as for the law and the knife crime, Kenny MacCaskill has an awful lot to answer for. I'd make it a manditory sentence of 5-year for carrying a knife, teble for carrying a gun, if your in possession then you can be guaranteed of using it, but also build a massive prison to house all these people, never mind softer sentences and community service, they hardly do any of it and dodge the rest, i aint an old foggy, just beleive that everything is made to easy for young people nowadays, start them off with good manners and common sense, the basic start to life, and although it wouldnt be likely, i'd run every drug runner and supplier out of town to a remote island and let them do there thing in there own space, not in amongst the rest of civilisation.

William
(RE-Hab)

lorna johnston said:

hi guy
hope you are keeping fine
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lorna

William said:

Hello Guy,

Haven't seen a blog or any comments lately, hope you are alright, get in touch if their's anything you need.

Re-Hab (William)

lorna johnston said:

hi guy
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lorna

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I think its terribly sad that young people don't have a say, everyone is talking about them,but no one is listening!

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