"The generations that preceded ours were marked by wanting to improve, wanting to be free, and wanting to be educated, but this generation just wants to be amused."
--A quote from a professor at Western Apostolic Bible College, Brother Mullins

My hunch is that this is really not the case.  I'm more of a believer in the words of Billy Joel:

"The good old days weren't all that good and tomorrow's not as bad as it seems."