“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they allow disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” Sounds like it’s about today’s throngs of texting youths, right? Well, it’s not. That quote has been attributed to many people, including Socrates and Plato. For some reason I thought those words, which I first was introduced to by a social studies teacher in junior high, were from Confucius. And I also have seen ...

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