May 23rd, 2008

BMC - juno

Who said it?

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

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Quoted in the comments of this post, which discusses yet another attempt to prove that the Internet heralds the end of civilization as we know it.