As a 20-something year old male who used to work in nightlife in a fairly major American city, I’ve observed, and learned more from the “hookup culture” than I’d care to admit.
But, it does make you think.
It makes you wonder, is this the way things are going to be now? Instead of looking for someone of quality to spend their lives with, are those in our generation and younger just going to be looking for the next fling?
Furthermore, what about all of the children who are being produced by this culture? Marriage before children, or marriage at all, is almost becoming a seemingly ridiculous thought.
It seems almost weekly there is a new ultrasound photo from a girl who was just partying her ass off the weekend before screaming “YOLO!”
I’m sure many girls, when faced with this situation, will put the vodka bottles down and become loving, caring mothers. Others, will take 9 months off and dive back into the sea of house music and blurred vision because they’ve not yet grown out of it.
The nuclear family is slowly becoming a thing of the past in modern culture. I don’t think it will ever go completely extinct, but it’s certainly more rare.
Where are the values in these generations? Where are the role models?
And the more serious question – what kind of children will be raised by those who, themselves, do not have someone to look up to or learn from?
How will the next generations run our countries and businesses?
We have to be the role models. We have to be the role models to our younger brothers, sisters, cousins, neighbors…
Our generations, though not much older than the ones after us, need to be the ones who teach our young men it’s their job to respect women – and our young women that it’s their job to give the men something to respect.
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