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The reaction to last week’s announcement that Mormon missionaries will now be able to call home once a week—instead of twice a year, as was the former policy—has been mostly positive.
Most Latter-day Saint families seem to be welcoming the change, which Church leaders say will be a “motivating force, not a distraction” in the lives of more than 65,000 missionaries serving around the world.
The applause is not universal, however. Some of the negative comments can be summed up in three words, delivered in your crankiest and most stereotyped elderly male voice: “In MY day. . . .”
These kids today, in other words.
Reading through the comments on some of the news stories about the change, certain critical words emerge as themes: today’s missionaries are soft. Immature. Clinging to their helicopter parents. Not ready to give everything to the cause. As one commenter put it:
“I do not like this one bit . . . It will lead to more problems and missionaries wanting to come home early. We are too soft on our up and coming generation.”
Is there any truth to these generational stereotypes?
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