That is a word that gets thrown around a great deal, especially in regards to the new generation. While every generation insists that it had the hardest time, or endured the most to obtain what it has, this is the first time that one word has been used to cover an entire generational group.
Various claims that the newest generation is spoiled are nothing new. Where is the line between “entitlement” and a gap in how society has changed? What was acceptable 20 years ago is not the same as what was acceptable 50 years ago, which is not the same as what was acceptable 100 years ago. Among the largest changes from one generation to the next is how punishment is handled.
The line of “discipline” and “abuse” is a tight rope. Even the military, where discipline is basic training was once enforced by striking the recruits, has changed its ways. Some would say this is a change that reflects society no longer requiring violence to solve insolvency. Others cl...