Sorry kind of side tracked there but I've always felt more optimistic about younger generations than what I perceive to be the majority opinion of "kids these days... " types.
Same here. Kids today by and large seem so much more enlightened and open to reason than my generation seemed to. My daughter astounds me with her ability to reason, show compassion, and think for herself.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi