You ask a kid, ‘What are you doing this Saturday?’ and they’ll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, ‘Man, I’m really into remote-controlled steamboats.’ They never say that.
Hey can someone point out the mythical period of history in which a large proportion of children dedicated their time to creative and intellectual endeavors? Pretty sure kids 50 years ago just played kickball and read comics. Pretty sure kids 100 years just listened I their sister play piano or whatever. Pretty sure the smart, artsy kids out there are still spending their time creating and learning. Pretty everyone else never did.”—
Hard to argue with Jack White on this one, via Josh Eells’ fascinating New York Times Magazine profile. (via pitchfork)
Awwwwwwwwww ~*~*~*~*~*~* Wish we could go back to the good ol days when kids spent their Saturdays working in factories and contracting Polio
I mean, if we’re just going to project stuff we did or were interested in individually as kids onto an entire generation just to find newer generations wanting, I really miss the days when kids would go home and watch back-to-back episodes of Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z while drinking Huggies and walking around awkwardly in their mom’s heels. Kids today never do that.