Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Yes from my prospection there is not much to be done. Especially in this era of austerity and unemployment (of the parents too) where education is becoming more and more unaffordable. And with a new technology there are more and more professions that are disappearing fast especially for those without qualifications.
Generalisation is of course not good but when those bad things were isolated there was not need to be aware of the problem on a social level, it was enough for professionals to deal with it on individual level. As they are becoming brother for this generation the awareness is emerging trough media, culture and of course trough unfortunate events like UK riots. People (and especially in UK after riots) tend to believe that the group of youngsters that rioted is an isolated group with specific problems that are not to be applied on brother young generation. I don't think so. It is not just about unemployment, I believe. This problem about prolonged childhood and irresponsible behaviour seems to be found in those employed too.
What is striking for me is broad kind of depression and lack of hope in young people that makes them run from reality (alcohol, drugs, pills, promiscuity etc.).And while this kind of behaviour used to be characteristic for very young previously, now it is taking place in young adults too.
Yes world changed rapidly lately and it seems like we/parents prepared our children for the world that we used to know and it's not there. While we are making our way out of this confusion by retiring our kids are entering not really prepared. I do not know...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Wed Aug 31st, 2011 at 06:54:46 PM EST
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