It seems that the old generation always thinks the next generation is morally bankrupt....there's an entire thread of old men bemoaning the coarsening of the culture....their parents did the same to them, yet they can't recognize it in themselves.
Writers in every century bemoaned the coarsening of culture. But that does not mean that culture is not becoming more coarse. Who knows. We only know what we lived through and read about.
The biggest change in culture in my lifetime has been about sex. I was taught that after parking the car to run around and open the car door for the lady. And pull the chair out for the lady at the restaurant.
It seems stupid now. Women can open their own door and pull up their own chair. But there is a certain charm that has left the culture.
That's why today there are women who have tattoos, can't find a husband and just settle for Baby Daddies.