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12-30-2010 06:17 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Rogman88

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We had some young teenager on here complaining that he should wreck his dads helicopter because he couldn't play his game on the internet due to his dad's internet download. This younger generation has a sense of entitlement and it's getting worse. You see folks believing that they are entitled to free stuff (health care being the most expensive, food, citizenship etc...) and if they don't get it, then all heck breaks lose. When I grew up we were taught to say "Miss and Mister, M'am and Sir" to older people. You treated them and others with respect. You work hard for what you want (in school and work force) and change what you can change without too much worry about what you can not. Oh and spanking does work. I thank God for every one I got growing up. When I turned 30 I thanked my mom and dad for them as well. My two best friends growing up didn't get them when they should have and one now works at McDonalds and the other in a warehouse (both thought it better to skip class to go fishing than to make good grades).

Ok, I feel better now. Rant off.

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12-30-2010 06:24 PM  7 years agoPost 2
nitrojunkie

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On this topic,,,, rant on.These points can't be overly stressed.

I love the smell of nitro in the morning..

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12-30-2010 06:35 PM  7 years agoPost 3
drifter88

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I totally agree 110%

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12-30-2010 06:46 PM  7 years agoPost 4
trekrider586

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maybe it's because everything's so instant these days they feel like they DESERVE everything on a platter...OR the lack of proper upbringing by their parents.
He closed his post before I got to chime in,but I was very disgusted when I read it.I can't believe how selfish this individual is,and wonder how he has come across that everything he has just came from the blue air,like his parents didnt bust their A$$ to give him a good life.I thank God everyday that my children do not have that attitude towards me,my wife,or any other individual period.
I think someone's parents should have a "come to Jesus" meeting armed with a 710sg rotortech,or one big azz belt.
rant over

it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission

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12-30-2010 06:46 PM  7 years agoPost 5
T Koffler

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It's the way things are these days.. Everything is ok.. Our morals are gone in america....

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12-30-2010 06:46 PM  7 years agoPost 6
A. Bundy

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I would have ripped the cord out the back and asked "How fast is it downloading now?"

And chores around the house isn't doing the world a favor and earning your keep,it's what you do not to be a total ingrate.Holy cow are you in for a rude awakening when you parents don't coddle you anymore and the real world takes a dump on your head.I weep for the future.I've took one vacation in 18 years at this job and have worked non stop since 15 and I got to come on here at lunch and read about some ingrate that is not happy with how his video games are playing.Boo Hoo.

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12-30-2010 07:25 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Rogman88

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It really sounds like the kid is used to getting everything handed to him. Look at how many heli's he brags about. I worked for every major thing I own. I worked my senior year of high school (really should have started junior year in retrospect), rode the bus and bought my first car two weeks after senior graduation. Paid for my own insurance etc. I never wrecked that ford festiva in 7 years that I owned it. My parents divorced shortly after my graduation so my dad gave my 15 year old sister a car (so she could drive to private school because no one could take her and there was no bus) and she had 7 (yes seven) wrecks by the time she graduated high school (3 years later). She lived with dad until she was 31 when she finally married. Dad put her through beauty school, reality school and financed her horse riding addiction (costs exponentially more than helis by the way). She doesn't do anything related to her schooling by the way. I have two college degrees and have been a homeowner since I was 26. My wife has a similar story as she is the oldest. Her youngest sister has no ambitions in life and at 24 works 20 hours a week and lives in a trailer that her mother finances for her.

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12-30-2010 07:55 PM  7 years agoPost 8
trekrider586

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[quote]My wife has a similar story as she is the oldest. Her youngest sister has no ambitions in life and at 24 works 20 hours a week and lives in a trailer that her mother finances for her.[quote]
almost the same story here,except for the parasite..er sister-n-law stays at her mom's house.My wife and I have tried to get her several"real"jobs and everytime she is offered,she says she is doing great and doesn't need another job.Lazy B%#$h,how could you turn down a 40+ hour job starting out at 12 bucks an hour,when all you are doing now is maybe working 20 hours at min wage and struggling?
"and that's all I have to say about that"

please kids,stay in school,learn a trade,and most of all,respect your parents,after all,if it wasn't for them,you would'nt be here.

it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission

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12-30-2010 08:19 PM  7 years agoPost 9
EvoFlight50

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And if you asked someone in there 50's what they thought about the generation growing up in the 70's they would probably say the same thing, "the younger generation just doesn't get it."

Seems that's how life always is, one person's generation is always better than the previous one.

I see people your age believing they are entitled to everything as well. Plenty of people in there 30's that believe the government should take care of them. Unfortunatly I know someone very well in his 30's who leaches off our unemployment system.

It has nothing to do with a certain "generation," and everything to do with the mindset of the American people as a whole.

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12-30-2010 09:03 PM  7 years agoPost 10
92ARedOne

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My two best friends growing up didn't get them when they should have and one now works at McDonalds and the other in a warehouse
There is no shame in an honest job.

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12-30-2010 10:57 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Supercoolheli

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I don't think what you're saying is COMPLETELY true. in many instances, yes you are correct and kids are sometimes "spoiled" by their parents. I am 15 years old (not even old enough to work) and i pay for all of my equipment and helicopters. I save up for a LONG LONG time and do a LOT of homework before making any purchase at all and i am with you, i wish all young pilots would do the same .

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12-30-2010 11:11 PM  7 years agoPost 12
helibill

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I believe Eric at 15 sets a good example. I think he understands the value of money and the fact that you have to work hard for it. Money for good grades is a fair system (In fact it isn't always parents who give the money, I get money off car insurance for maintaining a 70+ average in university which is not easy) and saving up for a helicopter puts things into perspective. It's hard when you really desire a new helicopter but may have to save for a year before you can afford it.

This hobby is a great way to spend money too. In his pictures, I notice that he built the heli himself and obviously has a lot of pride in what he does. There are a lot of valuable skills gained when you build your own helicopter that can be applied to other situations later in life. It is certainly more beneficial for a 15 year old to build and fly a heli then smoke weed or drink which is what many people these age do.

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12-30-2010 11:19 PM  7 years agoPost 13
Supercoolheli

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yeah, as you could probably see from the pictures, i also had a Trex 500. I didn't build that one (bought from someone at our field) but i knew he was very experienced and that he wasn't ripping me off in any way. I saved about a year for the Trex 500 (sold my Blade 400 to fund it) and for the Rave ENV i saved about a year and a half, plus sold the Trex 500 . I am very happy with only one helicopter, and yes it does make me appreciate it a ton more . I take it very slow with setting things up (ex. my Rave was/is my first FBL heli) so that i don't miss anything. Sure, most people set up their helicopters in a week and it took me 3 months but so what? It's flying great now haha ! When i see the kids that fly completely off their parents money, part of me thinks that they're lucky to have whatever they want but i really realize that saving up for however long is a ton of the fun in this sport for me

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12-30-2010 11:27 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Mike545

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I agree, look at my signature. But I believe alot is to do with the parents. Parents raise kids not society, parents created these monsters.

"always feel thankful..... never entitled"

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12-31-2010 12:07 AM  7 years agoPost 15
drifter88

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My hat is off to you Supercoolheli!!!!! You sound like a very mature young adult that will go far with those values!! Kudos to your parents for the job well done.

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12-31-2010 12:12 AM  7 years agoPost 16
S76 Mech

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+1

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12-31-2010 12:16 AM  7 years agoPost 17
Supercoolheli

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thanks , i'm sure i'm not the only one though. I've talked with a few other kids my age (or close) that also pay their own way , i don't wanna act like i'm all high 'n mighty or anything lol

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12-31-2010 12:52 AM  7 years agoPost 18
Gearhead

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guys,
what do you expect from a kid, you know what they say about privileges,,

the best privilege of all is the privilege not to see a privilege when you see one

Jim
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12-31-2010 01:12 AM  7 years agoPost 19
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12-31-2010 02:10 AM  7 years agoPost 20
Gearhead

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notice that clip only went one way, meaning it was edited, for all we know they were the only wrong answers

don't get me wrong here tho, I know what your trying to say

Jim
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