Olympia and Paul? brrrrrr. Now to get back on a different topic.... Teens. That's my life now. I work full time as an officer in a high school and get all of my departments juvenile cases plopped on my desk during the summer. The overall verdict? They are awesome. As for the 20% to 30%, Trust me, it's not that high. My school has roughly 820 kids (4 years ago we were over 900). I deal with the same 30 kids over and over. Heck, there are kids that are so good that I don't even know their names until graduation. The tech aspect is very true, they would rather text than talk, their lives are devoted to the internet, and this generation definetely expects a reward for everything (this comes from years of being told that 5th place is as good as 1st as not to hurt anyone's feelings). But they are smart, witty, motivated and constantly doing bigger and better things. Are the different? Oh yes. But let me ask you guys. If you were a WWII vet, worked hard and raised a kid born around 1950 who was living like a hippy, tuning in, turning on and dropping out and listening to (gasp!) the Beatles or the Stones, what would you think of that whole generation? I'm not convinced that Gen "Y" kids are much worse that the Baby Boomer Generation was at their age. I am convinced that the Boomers produced much, much, much better music. It must have been the mushrooms. Of course this comes from a "Gen X'er" and we didn't get the benefit of the Beatles or of cool cell phones. We were stuck with big hair and a Flock of Seagulls. I think we got ripped off.