Day after day we hear stories about how unfair life is and how those that “have” owe something to those that do not. As a country we seem to be losing our perspective. Hard work, drive, education no longer seem important. Entry level workers think they should be paid equivalent to those who spent much more time on education and experience. Many feel the government should take care of them and that pay scales should be equal regardless of education or time spent. To top it off was an article a few months ago suggesting parents who read to their children at night are providing an unfair advantage to their children. When does it stop?
Lower the standards , don’t offend, don’t rock the boat. Make everything “fair”. We give participation awards to all of the kids and mandate playing time as to not exclude or hurt feelings. We make excuses instead of demanding improvements, instead of working to bridge the gaps and raise the bar. Since millions have never heard the word NO, they are growing up to expect everything handed to them.
We have a presidential election not too far away where on one side we have a blow-hard spouting any and every crazy thing that comes to his head and on the other a woman so surrounded in corruption. Is this really it? Is this what we are to build our future on? What is worse is the fact that as a society we are so divided that both have a loyal following.
What are we leaving our children?