Are the moral and ethical values of young people deteriorating?

  • There is no place for morals in the society of young people

    I am a young person (20) years old and from experience I would say that morality has definitely broken down for my generation. Just watch TV, listen to modern music, research the messages modern media give to young people and it's not hard to understand why. It is not uncommon for a girl of 18/19 to have many sexual partners, often even partners that share the same friendship group. Most of my friends take drugs, sleep with people they only met a couple of hours ago unprotected, lie and deceive people and think nothing of it. I don't know wether this is because they actively decide to do wrong, or wether it has simply become the norm and is accepted that this is how life is. Also the mental make-up of young people nowadays is all over the place, I know from experience that a lot of young people suffer from depression, confusion, and conflicting emotions. Society has become fickle and shallow, where quick fixes and quick thrills seem to be all the rage, instead of appreciating longevity, hard work which will have lasting positive results and looking into life from a deeper perspective. Maybe I am the weird one or the odd one out, however my own personal morals will not let me be sucked in to the "normal" way of life for young people these days.

  • I'm scared of the future.

    If children are our future then the apocalypse is near. Somehow it's accepted for teens to do drugs and sleep around and people actually think it's cool. They are rude and onky think of themselves. They cannot fumction in a community and think nothing of breaking the rules. They can't respect authority.

  • I agree, the younger generation seems to represent crumbling morality

    There is less concern about getting a job, even in today's economic climate. It's much easier to take a handout and the younger generation seems to be just fine with it. It's a "Me" world now, so many people idolize celebrities, athletes and care more about how they appear to others (wait, I gotta update my twitter account since I just ate breakfast) and less about doing the right thing. I suppose the DINCS may have been the precursor of this (you are probably in this younger generation if you don't know what a DINC means). I gotta get mine, what I'm owed, the younger generation crows. Religion has become less important, because the "unaffiliated" population wants what it wants. It wants to receive the Eucharist but wants the states and churches to change theology of thousands of years so that abortion is more accepted and gay marriage is more accepted, because they want the church to change to match their changing, liberal ideology.

  • Children today have no morals.

    Children are being raised by mother's or father's whom have been married three, four times. The mothers have live in boyfriends and the father's are rarely involved in the children's lives. I know that isn't how all children are raised, but they copy what they see. They are rude to authority figures and have no respect for their teachers. Our children are supposed to be our future, but our future is very bleak.

  • Yes morals and ethical values of young people are deteriorating

    Yes, sadly it seems as though the moral and ethical values of young people seems to be deteriorating. It seems as though young people are caring less about morals and ethical values, and are instead focusing on themselves in order to promote their own agendas, and the agendas do not focus on morals or values.

  • YES i don't wanna live on this planet anymore

    Just that people r doin sh#t without thinking conciquenses, there r these shows about "finding the love" N they just screwn around fuc#n each other which comes alle day long making teenagers n younger generations believe that it is normal to have sex with anybody you don't find teen girl who havent had sex with dozen guys. And there r those "dating" Apps n sites what people really use in nothing but having sex with people who they have known bout literally minutes. N im teenager too I had good "old fashioned" Life so far n ive had sex with bunch of girls too but i really thought then that im gon be with em. By old fashioned i mean that ive never put my own needs before something that may have negative effects on someone or even the society. Sorry for bad spelling

  • Death of the Moral Compass

    Patience, consideration, altruism, kindness, listening, humility, modesty, loyalty, truthfulness, compassion, empathy, charity, helpfulness, strong work ethics, perseverance, commitment, tolerance (the real kind not just for folks you like), cooperation, respect, teamwork, honor, integrity, faithfulness, forgiveness and many other desirable behaviors are on the decline. All the the above behaviors come from putting others ahead of yourself which was modeled perfectly by Jesus Christ. If you put yourself first, the floodgate opens to any evil or measure to get what you want ahead of everyone else. The focus shifts from all things external to all things internal and if you are always looking inward you are essentially blind and ignorant.

  • No moral, No ethnic

    Pregnant at 12 years old? 11 years old having s*x? 9 years old watching porn? Ever heard these?

    I know youth nowadays really value their so called freedom, but everything have its limit, the same with freedom. Teachers are not allowed to discipline their students? It will lead to psychological trauma. What? Did you know young generation nowadays are too spoilt? They cannot even be touch at all!

    Parent do not have the right to hit their kid. That is abused. Come on, you do something wrong, you need to face the consequences. But they will never know this. Because they are too weak to face it. When I'm young, My father will spank me if I do something wrong. Yes, it is hurt, but I will never do bad things again. When i was a child, I love and afraid of him, but when I am already adult, I respect him for teaching me about discipline, how important it is knowing how much it hurts him to hit me, only to let me know clearly what is right, what is wrong.

    But youths nowadays, they keep talking about their rights, but at the same time dont have any real experience about real world. What they know only superficial experiences that they read through online. Am I wrong? Nope, it's right, because they do everything online they hope for shortcut. Even the so called their freedom. This because they are too comfortable at this moment because old generations done everything they can do just to make sure those dumb youths can lead a good life, but what you expect? They don't even have ounce of appreciation in their mind. Only thinking, that old generations mind are outdated, now is the modern time, they need to be modern. Please think about your so called right of freedom and modern thinking after you can support yourself without asking money from your parents?! Thank you so much.

    Also, respect doesnt have to be earn. Respect is something that everyone have the right for it. Both old and young. So please, please respect other people the same you respect yourself.

  • Moral values ethics

    Young people now days are followers not all but most .They seem to do things without thinking of repercussions like having babies,education.When I was in school we had dress codes ,dress for success not for a party.You all seem to curse and disrespect ,fight.Those kind of people were shunned because as most kids people would say look at those supposed cool kids in ten year where will they be? They will be still trying to be cool with no education or job time stands still for those who choose to skirt the rules of life.The ones who work hard in school and play by the rules usually end up succeeding in life.Rich or poor is a crock .So what they have more material things,we were taught at home envy is a bad thing.Money does not buy happiness or class.Morals start at home.My kids did not get cell phones or cars until they earned the money to pay for it.They also had rules until 18 maintain minum c avererage in school,have a job,put money in savings be in when street lights came on.No one in my house when I was not home,no one in their bedrooms,no babies,be kind .Now days you are judged on who you hang out with,birds of a feather flock together.I read some of these statements which say there are more things music tv violence drugs,we had that back then but most kids were taught that stuff will get you nowhere .One difference I have notices the girls fist fight which was a sign of no class when were in school.Nokids in my day would even mess with what was referred to as greasers.

  • YES, this can be seen from teens I know

    Although I'm a teenager too, I dare to voice out about this serious, destructive deterioration of ethical and moral values of young people. First of all, I've heard people saying that being sly on their way to the top is acceptable as long as they get what they want. They are willing to do anything even at the expense of destroying others as long as they get what they want in the end. Teenagers lie, steal, cheat without caring about the consequences of their victims or the world-- as long as they don't get caught. Sexual promiscuity, unfaithfulness, cheating, hurting, mass bullying (In worse case I've seen, the whole school bullies a person), killing... Whatever. When asked if they would feel guilty about the disgraceful things that they have done, they answer NO! What? So they don't feel guilty at all? When asked "Do you feel for the person you've hurt?" , answered "Nope, I'm always right anyway. And he/she should DIE INSTEAD." Cursing, demoralising, bitching... I can't stand it anymore. I would PAY ANYTHING to not be born in this nonmoral and malicious generation WHEN YOU CAN'T TRUST ANYONE OR CAN'T STOP WATCHING PATHETIC ACTS. Yet people NEVER THINK THEY'RE WRONG. They still will do whatever that takes them to their goal.

    My friend had unprotected sex with numerous guys, yelled and left me three times before reacting no guilt from her misdeeds and coming back to beg me to make her 'popular'. She doesn't care about morals or anything and would do anything to get what she wants including lying, stealing, cheating on boyfriends and staying promiscuous.

    The "good guy" in a scene was beaten up by the "bad guy". Nobody helped him out. Instead, everyone cheered for the "bad guy" to win,

    I have faced bullying whereby the whole school bullies a victim without caring whether who's right and wrong or if it's even necessary. All they cared about was fun. None apologized except for 3 perpetrators out of 400.

    WORST CASE: A girl in my school had sex with her teachers secretly to rise to the 'top'. She got depressed when she took a nation-wide exam which was marked by other schools. The "excellent marks" was obviously a "leeway" given by my own teacher who had sex with her.
    She expresses no guilt while saying it was not her wrong but the markers' for marking her down :(

    Are these enough of the examples that I gave?

    I would seriously trade anything to not be in this never-ending immoral, vicious, cruel and mean generation(which gets worse)!

  • Moral is of no use

    What moral values people talk about are of ancient times. Those values are of no use in the present. It is best to let the present generation live their own life rather than controlling it. And by doing so ,it allows them to understand life and create their own moral and ethical values. Moral and ethical values are like water. The should keep changing to maintain equillibrium

  • No use of Ethics

    What moral values people talk about are of ancient times. Those values are of no use in the present. It is best to let the present generation live their own life rather than controlling it. And by doing so ,it allows them to understand life and create their own moral and ethical values. Moral and ethical values are like water. The should keep changing to maintain equillibrium

  • Moral values have become extinct

    Today no values exist. Then how can an extinct stuff can suffer degradation? Today exists pseudo selfish stuff. Moral values are lost because of bad parenting.So it is not degrading among youth.Cause we are what we see!And we don't see anything good!!Moral upbringing has led to extinction of morality! Thanks

  • Moral values have become extinct

    Today no values exist. Then how can an extinct stuff can suffer degradation? Today exists pseudo selfish stuff. Moral values are lost because of bad parenting.So it is not degrading among youth.Cause we are what we see!And we don't see anything good!!Moral upbringing has led to extinction of morality! Thanks

  • A changing society does not equal a worse society

    I believe we are on the verge of tipping over to a new era. Old views compared to new views may be considered immoral, but are they really? We cannot deny that we are seeing more political awareness, world view concerns, acceptance of all individuals, charity, and health awareness amongst our youth. It is in my opinion that people who are resisting the youth movement are less tolerant and probably were raised to feel afraid of change. I will not deny that there are still youth who are selfish, greedy, corrupt and will likely grow up to be unethical in some aspects of their lives, but lets not forget that for the most part, they are not born this way, its learned behavior from the generations before them.

  • Moral and ethics is subjective

    I'm in my early 20s and i don't see why you think our generations have lack of morals and ethics. This generation is fearless, we became entrepreneur via social media, we empower our women and not think women is less than men. We try to correct our mindset and teach people "victim blaming" should not be allowed, we teach women;" their body, their choice" we are the most accepting generation by far, the LGBT community is growing. It is easy to see the "negativity" in this world, but I think it is your mindset that is not progressing along with this amazing generation.

  • Actually the responsibility is of the good people

    The social &moral values are not upto the mark but this doesn't mean that they would be hold wrong on what they do i,its not so .The media must be taking care of what they show rather showing what wrong is going on . The tendency to do wrong goes up as our sub concious mind gets more negative and the vice versa . The parents have highest responsibility to their children than only giving birth to them ,they can be a better person if taught from the childhood onwards what is wrong and what is right. The good people can do a lot as said by one great person -'the evil gets place in this world due to the inactivity of good people' and so are they really good . Time is yours ,place is yours and you need to act now or never.

  • It does not help.

    It does not help the modern societal when there are people slamming it. Past generations have probably been treated like this, is the modern society any different from when you where teens? We just have more things to use, and do. It makes people think that they have to live up to what people think we are. All and all I think we should just leave it alone.

  • The values of young people are not deteriorating.

    The thing with young people is that only the ones that behave poorly are the ones that get the attention. Once they have your attention you start to think that all people of that age act like that, which is not true. Young people only have as much ethical and moral values as is taught to them by their parents. There are always more good people in the world, you cant just focus on the ones that behave poorly.

  • No,because morality is not static.

    Morality is as fluid and shifting as life itself. You cannot measure anyone else against your world view because you have not lived their life, they have not lived yours. Further more, it is less of a decline of morals or even ethics that produced the current generation and more of a lack of clear authority and discipline. Most forms of punishment are seen a cruel or archaic, so parents are too afraid of public censure to actually discipline their child and bother to teach them how to behave. The decline of manners is a symptom more than the disease.

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