Fox News blames Mr. Rogers for my generation’s supposed laziness.
This is a rather dated video (and I apologize in advance for the video quality) but its been making the social media rounds tonight and the topic is still relevant. Fox News cites a study that suggests that those of us who grew up watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood—with the message that we are all special simply for who we are—has created a sense of entitlement and laziness that did not exist in earlier American generations.
Granted, not all the Fox pundits agree that Mr. Rogers is to blame but none of them question the assumption that my generation and those following are lazy and self-absorbed. Moreover, no one seem to realize that Mr. Rogers began airing in the early 1960s—well in time to be a part of the pundit’s own childhood.
What do you think? Are the Mr. Roger’s generations apathetic and entitled?