Rick - I've had the same questions you've raised about the attitudes of today's younger generation. Most of us (older than 50-something), learned what our place in the family would be and that responsibilities were part of living. Later, nobody had to tell us to help our parents if they required help either. This current generation rarely has any respect for their peers - and tend to feel that most seniors should be eliminated entirely. The most likely culprits are probably the public schools - and I'm wondering if they're including the importance of family ties and responsibilities at all. It's really rather sad how distant so many kids are from the standards that made the US the great place it was. I didn't have children, but, maybe some who have kids can add some thoughts since most are aware of what is being taught in schools today. Hope a few will share their ideas.