As tween moves to teenagers and further

Have we lost the plot?


The light moves to the dark.

We are sailing unchartered waters, and apparently we’ve all been there. Apparently we all did the same things, as teenagers, we all yelled and screamed. I don’t remember that part. I remember listening to my parents on pain of death.

I remember them doing NOTHING for me, no parent / teacher meetings, no sports days, heck, my father never even came to the Father/Daughter dinner. I sat there with my Grandmother!!  The only girl in my year with a woman at her side.

I think that’s where we might have gone wrong. I think we now give too much to the kids. We listen to them, respect them, allow them their feelings, offer them encouragement and support, and we PANDER to them. Yes we do. I know it, and so do you.

Yes, I know I’ll get shot down by all the parents telling us that we need to respect the kids, listen to them etc. However, here’s  thought… what if we did that AFTER they had EARNED our respect? Isn’t respect earned not given?

“Men are respectable only as they respect”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.”
Chinese Proverb

Respect is earned, never given.  Respect is also directly related to your reputation. Build up a rep as a “stand-up person,” and respect will follow as a result, because you’ve shown ourself to be worthy of it.

Why should one respect aa person who’s never worked hard and earned their money? Who’s been ‘given’ it all their life? Who’s barely wet a car and been given £5 for that effort, so that the adult can have the priveledge of doing a proper job.

No wonder the benefit Neets don’t want to work. Why the hell should they?( NEET is a government acronym for people currently “not in education, employment, or training”).  why actually put any effort in if you can do nothing and get paid for it?

We’ve lost the plot – destroyed the youth, and the future along with it, and it’s gonna take a loooooooong hard road to get back to civility and financial stability. Let’s get started !!!

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