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06-16-2004, 07:43 PM
Potted Plant
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Originally Posted by Edge
Perfect example was me debating Radulov and Schremp with Melnyk.

We didn't agree but he at least had his points. {I'm using him as an example here because he's probably in the top three for people i've debated on here.}

But it gets worse with every generation.
I don't think that's really true. I think what has changed is YOU. I came to a similar realization when I had a temporary stint as a high school substitute teacher. I was 24 years old (a week or so from 30 now), and I thought that I'd have good repore with the kids because I was fairly close in age to them. I was wrong. I found them barbaric. They were petty, destructive (including self-destructive), arrogant, disrespectful towards each other, and generally ignorant about most important things.

Then I had a revelation. When I was in high school I had been just like that. High school kids hadn't changed. I'D CHANGED! If the 24 year old me had met the 16 year old me, the 24-year-old would not have liked the 16-year-old.

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