True, I am old, and only getting more so, and I was a clueless and complete asshole in my youth, as my friends will attest, but just this week I have had a couple of experiences that gave me pause. or, actually, made me wonder what de fuck is up with kids these days.
A former student of mine recently got back in touch. He knocked up his girlfriend. I asked him if he was to marry the soon to be mom and he said "oh, I'm not the marrying kind." While I suppose this is better than getting divorced in a few years, the complete carelessness of the whole thing is something else.
The second moment, at least as grave, was when playing some music and in between tunes this young dude would text his girlfriend. During the tunes, his motherloving phone would vibrate. Seriously, what the fucks? This was about an anti-old timey a thing as could possibly be done, no?
Now you might think that knocking up some chick is worse than texting during a jam session, but I am not so sure about that. Texting while playing music, or even referring to a phone is, functionally and metaphysically, an abortion.