Last week I received some e-mail regarding my last column on self-reliance. One correspondent wrote, “Dr. Joe, how do you deal with today’s sense of entitlement?”
Another asked, “Don’t you think kids complain too much about the difficulties around them?”
Guys, I ain’t Dr. Phil. But let me share some thoughts regarding a symposium I recently attended about the ills that plague today’s youth. (Or “youts,” as I like to say. Did you see the movie “My Cousin Vinny” with Joe Pesci? That’s how his character pronounces “youths” in that film.)
The speaker discussed the difficulties of youth in regard to education, competition and racial, economic and social concerns. However, the focus quickly disintegrated into a forum of complaints.