We’re raising a generation of overly sensitive, sniveling, weak kneed, spineless, lazy children. We’ve exchanged the virtues of honor, discipline, fortitude, service, bravery, and loyalty with fun, excitement, whim, laziness, selfishness, and non-commitment.
By WE, I mean ME. By WE, I mean probably YOU too. And by WE, I mean US as a society.
If it’s not ‘fun’, they don’t want to do it.
I’ll let you in on a little secret, we will never be ‘fun’ enough. Eventually everything loses the excitement of newness.
We can hire a team of gypsy acrobats who use strobe lights and the latest in multi-media technology, and after five minutes, our kids will look at us and ask to leave because they suddenly got bored.
We do things because we made commitments, because it’s necessary, because we have responsibilities. Whether you like it or not, you will one day have a job, fix the car, help your kids with their homework, and repair the leaky toilet, not necessarily because it’s fun, but because that’s what responsible people do. It’s called life.
Spoiler Alert: We don’t live life because it’s FUN.
If we have fun, and we will, it’s a bonus! Thank God for it.
Our kids can’t stand to hear they are wrong. They are crushed if someone insults them, and heaven forbid we don’t drop everything and run to entertain them every time they need cheering.
What’s going to happen to these kids when they turn twenty-one and we kick them out of the house to fend for themselves?
Oh, that’s right, we don’t do that anymore. We keep right on washing their clothes, paying their car insurance, and writing their college papers. They couldn’t make it if we didn’t.
It’s time to make our kids stand up straight on their own two feet. If we don’t teach them to be responsible contributors to society, no one will. It’s time for our kids to grow a backbone and learn to stand up for themselves, to let insults roll off their little backs. It’s time to be a man or woman. It’s time to join the Army!
Just kidding about the army, but it probably wouldn’t hurt for our kids to get a good dose of military school.
After all, they are our future.