appicchato wrote:Forgive me for weighing in here but I'm compelled to take issue...as someone who's been here (Thailand) the last thirty-five, continuously...I haven't see any 'massive' changes...
I think we will have to agree to differ, maybe we have had quite different experiences.
I teach maths to teenagers and their attitudes and aspirations have completely evolved from my wife's generation, twenty or so years before them.
My father in law was taught by monks, there was no school, TV etc, he learned manners and discipline, so my wife got a quite strict upbringing. I can't say that for many of the kids I teach. It's society evolving.
Problems show in many other ways, for example diet has changed, my wife's generation didn't have the quantity or variety of junk foods that now proliferate. Consider the increases obesity, dental caries and diabetes due to these changes. Some people send their children away to study at 11. Kids live in their own accommodation or in dormitories. Without parents they have problems with drugs etc which. These are recent problems.
We live in a fairly outlying province and problems become more marked nearer to the major urban areas, especially Bkk.