God Damned Young People Want Everything Now, Now, Now!
The problem with young people today is that they want immediate gratification.
When I was a young man immediate gratification was something you waited your whole life for. You never expected it, it never came and life was better that way.
But these young people today?
They want immediate gratification right now and all the god damned time. They want to download movies before they’ve made it to the show and hear the latest music before the wax on the record has been pressed. It’s all about getting next year’s model, the phone of tomorrow and the newest, latest shiniest toy today.
They expect their god damned microwaves to make them a three course meal in 30 seconds and then wipe their chins and burp them afterward. Microwaveable bacon, pizza, popcorn and pie. If it can’t be prepared in less time than it takes to snort of tab of marijuana they’re not willing to invest the effort.
In my day, if I wanted popcorn I planted the seeds, grew the crop, shucked the husks, boiled the oil and popped it myself. I needed 9 months notice to pop my corn and it tasted better for the wait.
But the young people today don’t have the patience to wait for anything. They break into a pout if their messages aren’t instant, go into conniption fits if their cell phones hit a dead zone, and have a cardiac arrest if the internet goes down and they can’t get immediate access to a Halo chat room and the latest LOL cat.
The only things they are prepared to wait for are looking for work, responsibility and pulling their own damned weight. Those, they can defer indefinitely.
In my day we had no choice but to be patient and control our impulses. If I was going to get a beating, I had to wait until my father got home. If I was hungry, I waited until my mom was god damned good and ready to feed me. And if I wanted something new, I cooled my heels, lowered my expectations and hoped that some day I’d get it as a hand-me-down.
It was decent, it was right – and it made for a better America.
They want immediate gratification. That’s the problem with young people today.