Wednesday, 23 April 2008

What’s the world coming to?

A tablet from ancient Assyria about 2,800 B.C, states “Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There is signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common.”

Over 2,000 years later, Socrates was complaining “Children are now tyrants. They no longer rise when adults enter the room. They contradict their parents, they chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

And around 400 BC Plato wrote of his students – “What is happening to our young people. They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them.”

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