I think that this photo is really important for so many reasons. Kids are being raised with tablets and iPhones because parents are too lazy or don’t care enough to interact with their kids. like, I saw a couple give their two young kids their iPhones while eating at a restaurant and the family literally didn’t say one word to each other. Over an hour and not a single interaction?! Call me old fashioned, but I had dinner with my family every single night from the time I was born until about a year ago when I moved out. We talked and even when I was young, my parents didn’t simply throw technology at me and hope they didn’t have to deal with me because heaven forbid you actually get to know your own child. And another thing, I worked hosting kids birthday parties when i was 16 and kids 8-12 had cellphones.. I hadn’t even had one yet! Who the fuck is a child talking to on their cellphones?! And my god manners don’t exist anymore. I constantly have kids who are climbing on shit at work, breaking things, saying rude things… It’s beyond the “kids are going to be kids” thing and just showing that parents now obviously just blatantly disregard the necessity of please and thank you’s in our world and its terrifying to think that these kids will be running show one day. And then going back to this picture, I was raised to be compassionate, loving, kind to people, the earth, and animals alike, to love and be loved. But I just don’t see that compassion for other things in these kids, they all seem so selfish and me me me and I know that some kids were like that growing up but I also know that kids were a lot nicer to each other than they are now (at least in my school). Kids are already being raised to look for the next best thing, needing the latest and greatest, bully other kids to make yourself feel better, use a phone so parents don’t need to listen to you. Like, my 4 year old niece judged me because my car had a dent in it, and my friends son told me Im not cool because I don’t have a new iPhone yet. Sorry kiddos I forgot that it was my phone or car that people judge character on these days not you know, the fact that I work and go to school so I can’t afford super nice things but that’s ok because those nice things don’t make people good people like ahhh. Congrats your daddy has a mercedes, mine doesnt because he worked a job that gave him the time off to coach my soccer team and come cheer me on at school plays and I would way rather have that than a new car in the driveway. Ugh. I hate the way society is and it upsets me to think that I won’t raise my kid with cellphones, and they’ll say ma’am and sir and use their manners, and because of that they’ll probably be targeted by asshole children who think that having an iPhone is more important than being a good citizen.