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Old Sep 18th, 2020, 15:43   #41
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Originally Posted by biggbn View Post
Whereas I have great faith in the youth of today and feel it is their elders who are letting them down. Look at the houses of Parliament, their elders and betters squabbling like schoolchildren. If there is an erosion of public morals where are the young learning it? Look no further than their generally morally frivolous elders. I have faith in people. I love the diversity of views, cultures, religions living side by side and sharing each others cultures, regardless what the media would have you believe. I leave my house, walk five minutes and am in beautiful untouched forest. I want to promote optimism, not negativity, particularly to the younger generations. So many older people are doom mongers and faithless curmudgeons
Agreed George, but be fair please. Life experience has kicked the optimism out of so many elder folk. Not saying that's an excuse but it is a reason for their negativity..

As for the houses of parliament. How many MPs did a manual job or indeed any job before becoming an MP? My point is, if you have no experience of the common man, then you have no idea what he needs or wants. 650 MPs, university gradiate, internship, MP is now the route whereas in the past it was a job in business or industry which set firm foundations. Now it's middle class soy boys running the country. Any wonder the working man gives up?

I helped an ATC group study for their ameture radio exam, to a body they were polite, hard working and interested. Aged 11 through to 13 ish, but we're they representative of that age group? I don't know. They were the type to join organised groups, they chose ATC but it could of been scouts, sea cadets or any of the other groups. What about the type who do not want to join these sort of groups. Even at that age I was an individual, preffering to go off camping with a couple of mates rather than a scout group or some sutch, can kids even do that these days.

I have faith in some of the youngsters, at least untill the system corrupts them.

Paul.
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