I sometimes wonder what the nation will be like when the young adults of today are the ones in charge of things...As a pre-teen and teen you are wide eyed and ready to take on the world, you dream of making things better, swear you won't make the same mistakes as those who are in charge of you are making now...but then, you kinda wake up a bit to the reality of things: Mistakes are inevitable and the world is always going to have those who want good and those who only care about themselves...it will always be a constant battle. So, this stated, my concern lies with the upbringing of children in today's society. Colin Powell in a recent visit to Norwich stated that he believed that there was no better nation than ours, right now. This was following his referral to the "greatest generation," a concept he did not necessarily agree with. I do, however, believe that there is a significant difference between those who grew up during the time period that the country was at it's 2nd world war and those growing up today. They were a resilient, persevering people...and, what are we? We are, often, lazier, entitled...it is a scary trend that we are following. This is another reason I value the unique lifestyle Norwich presents to it's students. They expect a higher level of conducting ourselves and attempt to create, if not develop, character in it's pupils. In Norwich, however, as it is in life, it is what you make of it.