Originally Posted by chanwmr
That is not necessarily true, as least amongst the more educated or those had a good upbringing.
Ridiculous. Being "more educated" has nothing to do with how well a young person behaves and certainly the "more educated" behave no better than those who are "less educated". In fact I would say the more affluent, educated young people have less respect for authority figures than the less affluent.
Generally speaking, In the more affluent, educated homes you have less parenting and more bread-winning as the focus tends to be on jobs and money. And In less affluent homes you have much less emphasis on material wealth and education and more emphasis on values and respect.
It's a matter of priorities. The more affluent, educated homes tend to place the priority on education=better job=more money=more, bigger stuff to buy. The American Dream baby!
Less affluent homes tend to place the priority on building character based on values. Values=character=better person=positive influence on our society. The men and women who made this country great were those with a wealth of character.
So the rich, educated folks are actually the problem in our society as can be seen in our current economic crisis. This crisis was caused by rich, educated people who lack values and morals and care only about money and possesions.