what happened, zam? what happened?
We just think it's a new generation, when honestly, our parents thought the same of us...and their parents thought the same of them, etc. It'll just keep going, and going. New problem? Has to be the way these kids were raised!
Yes every generation thinks the generations following them are worse than when they were growing up, but until the last 20-30 years parents weren't handing out participation trophies & hammering the idea that "it's your world & everyone else is just living in it" into their kid's heads, turning them into lifelong narcissistic monsters.
Do you know how much participation crap I have from the early 80's for hockey and school? Hell, even my parents have stuff from the 50s, 60s and 70s. It's been going on forever. Every generation has spoiled brats, honest folk, generous people. As you get older you mature and your perception changes and you fail to realize you were a giant douche bag from the ages of 12-25 (mileage may vary.)