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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Everyone wants to be honest. Every morning they get out of bed with the intent of being honest.

Then the cost becomes evident. Our society shames those who are truly honest. "Do these jeans make me look fat?"

The only way to retain the value system of the previous generation if is the parents of the new generation accepted their responsibility to teach their kids to reject the values of the society in which they live. 

If you are not having dinner everyday with your family, society IS teaching your kids. And it's being done from the front of the classroom and even worse, (if there could be a worse) from the device connected to the end of your cable service..

Sep 26, 2015 11:18 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I wouldn't generalize. There are good people and bad people of every generation.

Sep 26, 2015 11:32 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

The politically correct answer would be yes.  The honest answer is no.

Sep 26, 2015 10:52 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I believe the world will always have the same percentage of good and evil but in today's world, we hear more of it because we are better connected to each other and have 24/7 worldwide news.  Bad news sells !

Sep 27, 2015 03:00 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Thornton Not sure on the "honest" versus "dishonest - would have to defer to crime statistics for more insight - although they may not reflect the whole picture.  "Same value system" - I don't think so.  It's different.  Better? Worse?  Don't know.  But I do know that today folks when in a face to face social setting spend far too much time interacting with folks who are not physically present via phones, tablets, etc. Wasn't an option for the previous generation. Tony

Sep 27, 2015 01:51 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They are interested in getting rich scheme with a gimmick or idea. One would be going to MBA school come up with subprime loan or replicating all MLS listing as a 3rd party internet site gouging billion dollars out of uninformed adults.

It is too hard to learn about science and coding. Lets allowing more H1b visa holders.....

Sep 27, 2015 01:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Cicero, a Roman philosopher born in 107 BC asked the same question in his time?  The previous generation talked of the world "going to hell in a handbasket", I think every generation thinks that way.  It depends where you want to focus...I see so much excellence and so many wonderful people, it is a joy!  A

Sep 27, 2015 12:27 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm not a politically correct person, but I'm a student of philosophy, so...

I think most people are honest and are kind. That said,  I do know the pain- first hand of a dishonorable family member, false friends and disloyal clients in my past, not all people are good I know. I think the ratios don't change much generation to generation though, I think more are good than bad, it's human nature to be good.

9/11 was an example of (some) evil committing a crime and the (many) displaying the greatest human of behaviors; care, love and generocity...resolving to help each other through it and beyond it.

But, I go through life with a great gut instinct that never fails me (I've failed it...but not it me). I trust until it's time not to, Sometimes it's right away, sometimes it's lost or taken, but most of the time I trust the right people and they reward me for it.

You get in life what you seek & what you think about. "As a man thinketh, so shall he be." You are exactly where you are, who you are, because of how you are. How you see the world, is how the world behaves for you...but only you. Each person's experience creates the world they see & experience uniquely.

As my wonderful mentor Jim Rohn used to say, "for your world to change, you have to change. Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more solutions."

Sep 27, 2015 12:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the gen...but I brelieve that it is a few bad apples that make us all look bad

Sep 27, 2015 12:22 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not at all; society has eroded and is pushing to new lows. Perhaps it is my expectations being fulfilled, but taking this pessimistic approach has been instrumental in maintaining my productive frame of mind.

Sep 26, 2015 11:37 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

For the most part no.  As always there are those who still do but not as many

Sep 26, 2015 11:34 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

For the mainstream population: Yes.

For any level of government: NO!

Sep 26, 2015 11:10 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Best to avoid judging.

Mar 07, 2019 10:09 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some are

Sep 18, 2018 08:45 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think those prone to lie will still lie, no matter what age.

Sep 27, 2015 11:18 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think the concept of right and wrong has changed. Years ago we were taught to not even take a nickel that was left in a vending machine. Today nobody thinks anything of it and wouldn't spend the time to figure out who it belongs to. With that said most people feel like they are honest but that others may not be as honest as they are.

Sep 27, 2015 08:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There are honest and dishonest folks in every generation. When you are in the real estate service business, you meet all kinds and it is best to treat everybody the same.


Sep 27, 2015 06:14 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Generally, most folks are pretty honest.  Though when it comes to real estate and the sums of money involved, many people push the boundaries of honesty.  (Though, in all fairness, many also don't know any better and are not intentionally being dishonest.)

Sep 27, 2015 04:24 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I feel the current generations are much more honest than any of the predecessor.  They have no fear.  They are a take it or leave it society.  It is both refreshing and off setting.

Sep 27, 2015 04:23 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton the sun used to rise and set even 100 years ago.....

Some percentage of people will always be 'different' in any age,  Michael. We all have a reasonable mix of people most of the time - and  yes, we will find the folks that are honest and have the same value system in any generation.

Sep 27, 2015 02:43 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I don't think people today and intentionally dishonest. If brought up correctly, they will preserve the value system of our previous generations.

Sep 27, 2015 02:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I hope so.  

Sep 27, 2015 02:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.....they are not as honest as folks from previous generations.... not even close to it!!

Sep 27, 2015 02:26 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think as the knowledge base increases the ability to make better choices and more informed choices about core values can become better.

Sep 27, 2015 01:24 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

there ya go again ! stirring the proverbial pot :). the answer is yes and no. Why? the different generations see things in different ways. So each generation sees themselves differently. Do i see todays youngsters is general in a favorable light? no. Do they look at us favorably ? no. Are there exceptions ? yes. am i generally correct? i believe yes.

Sep 27, 2015 01:20 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I think EVERYTHING has changed for the new generations.

Sep 27, 2015 12:59 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Easy-peasy is gone to day but yesterday it was on the front lines along with the front porch too...Bring back simplicity as the default to life... then all else

Sep 27, 2015 12:57 AM