Our medical system, also, is all about the almighty buck. I work in the medical field and it sickens me to know, patients are treated based on their ability to pay, rather than what they need.
Generation after generation we are consistently becoming softer, lazier and ungrateful. Now, I am not a fearful woman, by any stretch of the imagination. This state of of affairs has me concerned for the future of the world. For me it's exciting in a sick kind of way because it was foretold in the scriptures. Still, come on people!
Common courtesy, chivalry, MANNERS for goodness sake are all but gone. People don't know how to act in social settings. Texting each other instead of talking to each other. I agree texting can be a quick mode of communication in certain instances. Certainly not for our close relations.
We can no longer afford to take care of our own children because the cost of living is so out of control. Government, Insurance companies and banks are bleeding us dry. Choking the very life out of us. I don't know how a young family with children can even feed them with cost of food. And the cost of day care. . .well. . .I can't even express my shock at what it costs for that.
It seems as though following WWI and the great depression, people decided they needed to make life easier for their children. This trend has continued to the point where our children expect to be rewarded for nothing, just to boost their self esteem?
You can no longer by a grandchild a gift without buying one for the other children, so they don't feel left out. Extravagant birthday parties, pampering and preening them. How are they ever going to learn the world doesn't owe them a living.
What happened to working for what you have? Working for the trophy? Working for knowledge? For a LIVING? So many "children" mooching off mom and dad in their 30s, 40s and beyond. I have a family member, 61, who still mooches off her widowed mother. Shameful.
Ed and I raised two fabulous children who worked for thier first cars. Paid for thier mistakes with logical consequences, rode the bus or their bikes to school. There was a lot of slammed doors during the high school years because we were "the only parents" who didn't give them everything they wanted. They earned it. Building strong character and a good work ethic.
Fantasizing the freedom we can give our children with a little hard work and discipline.