We are surrounded by the "poor little me" syndrome.
My parents' generation coped with a very nasty depression, followed by a bloody world war, and their parents before them with an even worse war. I never heard any of them whining.
My own generation is now being blamed for youths behaving less than ideally (Letters, October 8).
I prefer to take a different tack, and heartily recommend people to take responsibility for their own actions.
This applies to me, police, councillors, politicians, crims, tribes and dare I say it, youths.
- Kapiti Observer