As you decidedly pointed out in your letter, family values have changed for the worse and most of teenagers are doing nothing but lazing around, however I dare to disagree with you at this point. Naturally, not only has family values changed over the past decades of years, but also the whole way of lifestyle and social environment within and beyond family have been altered. The technical and industrial progress inevitably led human beings to modernization and facilitation our domestic chores, enhancement of organization and durability improvement. I see no reason why it merits your claim “change for worse”.
There is no need to spend lots of time cleaning, washing the dishes, ironing or calculating whatsoever – nowadays we have vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and computers. I see you’re comparing contemporary teenagers with yourself 40 years ago, which might seem not so long ago yet it is. The blow of technology epoch modified the values of all people regardless their status or age. That’s why present-day youngsters have much more time for mischievous behaviour, socializing, hanging around and merely things they want to do. However the more industrialization here occurs, the more demand for specific knowledge appears. It’s my belief that students study harder comparing to previous generation. There is a tough system of attendance and evaluation, and there is no way to make an excuse because of bad weather, lack of information etc. Of course, there are always insolent and indolent children who take everything for granted and dawdle but it does not have any connection to modern family values – in my