Is the youth of today losing their manners?What prompted me to write this post is a simple instance that happened in my home today. When my father came from office, he was very tired like all the other days. He just expected us to give him the charger, which he needed to charge his phone. He called me once, "Dear, could you please get me the charger?" I somehow could not listen to him, as I was occupied with something and similarly my brother, even after hearing it, could not get it immediately for him. As the other room was littered with clothes, he could not get enough space to sit. This made him shout at us. He roared at me, "Children these days have completely lost their manners. They do not care about the elders at all". He expected us to sit with him and talk a bit about his day.
He says children have their own world and they do not need the company of their family, their father, and mother. He always cites the example of his times, that how he used to take care of his father and mother and how he listened to them.
Is it that the youngsters today do not take care of their elders, their family?
It is also noticed that any opinion given by us, will not matter much to the parents. Manners here refer more to the 'Sanskaar (Culture)'. It is related to our ethos and culture in general. We youngsters could be occupied in some useful work, but still, if we cannot notice something that our elders are telling, they take that to heart and call us as mannerless.
Does that make sense?