IF YOU THINK WE’VE GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE…

January 4th, 2014

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And then there is the gold standard of historical perspective:

The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.

The statement is universally attributed to variously: Plato, Socrates and other ancient and famous philosophers. However, according to Quote Investigator, the first author to pen those words lived in the 20th century: Kenneth John Freeman.

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