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English 101
Compare/Contrast
Children’s Pastimes Today and Yesterday

Back in the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s when I was a young girl, I remember when our generation knew to be in the house when the street lights came on. Sometimes my parents were waiting in the front room with a belt if we didn’t make it in on time. Those were the days when most children listen to their parents and we all played outside with no worries. I pray for the kids today because they face so many issues that our generations didn’t have to.

Our kids today look up to rappers as if they are some type of god. They don’t know that the videos these rappers are in is really not portraying the real person, and the money, cars, and women are all borrowed to make the video look good yet these kids want to be like them when they grow up. When the rappers talk about shooting someone because of some type of beef, these kids actually take it upon them self and shoot who they are beefing with and don’t even think twice about not doing it. Our generation use to take it to the streets with no guns or weapons just your hands, and if you got your butt kicked you knew not to open your mouth again but eventually you were friends again.

Also, children are disrespectful to their elders. These kids will curse like a sailor in front of an adult like it’s nothing ,and they will talk on there cell phones about oral sex in a crowded room so everyone can hear them like they want people to know they are sexually active. We wouldn’t dare to talk about sex around grown people and we damn sure was not performing oral sex. We made sure we respected our elders because we looked up to them, and we did not want them to look at us as a troubled kid with no morals so profanity was out the question.

On top of everything, education is not a big deal to these kids. They have no goals in life and there are more drop outs as early as their freshmen year. Many of them with no job and not helping their...
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