Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Wii, World of Warcraft, 986 TV Channels, School Uniforms, Guitar Hero, Lunchables, Bike Helmets, Child Predators, Private Schooling, "A.D.D." and the list goes on and on and on and....
All these factors contribute to the youth of today. I know, as each generation moves forward the next generation in line just seems dumber and dumber; but we've officially hit rock bottom. Kids don't play outside anymore. They don't experience the real world, they don't build social relationships. Children nowadays grow up playing as many video games as they can. The majority of their peer interaction comes from Xbox Live chat rooms and World of Warcraft forums. There's more "nerds" in the world today than ever before. Child Depression and A.D.D. diagnoses are handed out like suckers at the doctor's office.
Why, you ask? Because we're raising wimps and sheltering them from the joys of childhood: scrapped knees, bloody noses, mud pies, grass stained pants, Koolaid mustaches, wheelies and most importantly IMAGINATION. The only imagination kids use today is creating the dress their "medieval warrior" is going to wear when they "pwn" their rival gamer clan.
Legos folks, Legos.
Breeding imagination since 1932.