What do you think about this co-worker's rant?
I got an email from someone who works where I work (I call him a coworker but we do not work for the same department, just in the same location). He is about 20 years older than I am. We were discussing the fact that I left my home in Hurricane Sandy and came to a resort two states to the north. My parents stayed in their cold, dark house and I was saying I had asked them to come join me, and I couldn’t understand why they weren’t.
This is what he wrote. I want to know if it’s crazy, logical, or whatever your opinion may be of what he wrote:
‘You are the problem, not your parents. They are sound and responsible in their decisions. It’s a shame that the younger generations have lost all sense of responsibility and commitment. I don’t leave my house in emergencies, even if it was on fire. Your parents, as well as I, know how much money and effort we have put into our homes and livelihoods, something the youth of today knows crap about, because they have been coddled and privileged all their lives. They have been given everything and have given nothing back. A shame, so sad…..I have been working since I was 11 years old and other than a roof over my head till I got out of college at 21, it’s been all me. My parents were not able to lavish my sisters and me in luxury and money but they gave us understanding, knowledge, commitment and meaning.”
At that point, I said “well I guess they are becoming part of the problem because they’re on their way!” (my parents decided to join me and were coming up).
Was his rant totally crazy? Does anything of what he said make sense to you?