Sunday, April 30, 2017

We Have Become a Society of Disrespect

At one time it was considered wrong to defy, mock or disregard authority. But now parents are insecure in setting boundaries and so desperate for their children's affection and friendship that they have developed into a society of enablers. Did your child screw up at school? In our world today it's far more common to blame the teachers, the other kids, "politics" and "the administration", rather than taking a tough love approach.

Giving children everything without any need to work for it or waiting to earn something means a life of instant gratification. Why isn't the word "No" an option anymore? Because then there would be whining and struggle and the need for tough love, and it's easier to shrug and just give in.

Question: if parents aren't willing to teach their kids about responsibility and actions which have consequences, then where will they learn it? Answer: if they can't learn at home from an early age what is right, wrong or unacceptable, they will never have respect for authority or anyone else. As parents enable demands and refuse to set boundaries they are shaping their children into little entitled monsters which then become a detriment to society rather than an asset. They grow up believing the world "owes" them such and such, have their own kids and the cycle continues. We have become a society of disrespect.

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