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What Did Past Generations Think about Their Rude Youths?

 We enjoy mocking millennials, and why not? Their fashion sense is bizarre, their culture is unfathomable and they are just so disrespectful of their elders. But are they really that unique in that regard? Were the youths of previous generations any better? We don’t think so, and here are eight quotes from history that prove that teens have always been this way:
 
1. Hesiod, 8th Century BC Greece
Complaining about the youths: disrespectful
2. Aristotle, 4th Century BC Greece
Complaining about the youths: know-it-all
3. Yoshida Kenko, 1330 Japan
Complaining about the youths: slang
4. Thomas Barnes, 1624 England
Complaining about the youths: rude
5. Robert Russell, 1695 England
Complaining about the youths: wicked children
6. A letter to Town and Country Magazine
Complaining about the youths: effeminate men
7. Hull Daily Mail, 1925
Complaining about the youths: selfish
8. Dundee Evening Telegraph, 1945
Complaining about the youths: weak
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