Recently, on different days, I have had two visitors, both women, who have commented on the lack of initiative or motivation, not to mention the ability to perceive the relationship between cause and effect, among their young male acquaintances. They mention similar lacks among the older young men they know who are still living (nesting) with their parents, and their teen age acquaintances whose only ambition appears to be to get a higher score or position in an online video game. Everything else is boring to them.
I was talking to folks in my local coffee shop and the subject of ADD and hyperactive children came up, as did Ritalin. This made me remember several things. Here are some of them in the form of an article.