If my college-age neighbors are any indication, the next generation is an absolute mess.
I’m not even talking about “life” messes (finding a job, getting married, etc.) but physical messes. Not to go all Andy Rooney on everyone, but kids today… go out with buttons missing on their coats, wrinkled pants and shirts that, clearly, haven’t been washed recently. The problem goes deeper, even on the older end of the Millennial spectrum. Think: Adults who can’t boil an egg. Adults who can’t grocery shop without filling their cart with Doritos. Adults who have no idea that there is a fuse box in their homes.
This is my grandmother’s generation’s nightmare.
These basics are what we should’ve known before we were allowed to enter adulthood. Back in the day, most of these topics would have been covered in Home Ec class, but those have fallen by the wayside due to budget cuts. (Or, they are rebranded with a confusing name and cover such obvious basics as making a cake from a boxed mix.) With most parents working around-the-clock, there is no one left to teach people the ABCs of adulthood. Therefore, we need to bring back Home Ec. I’ve taken the trouble and designed a curriculum, which covers everything that should be covered in order to be a reasonable facsimile of a grown-up.