Saturday, September 5, 2009

What's Wrong With Today's Youth? Answer: Their Parents

Many of today's parents are single, unmarried, divorced, selfish, attention seeking, thrill seekers and/or immature themselves.

Often they have given up their role as parent in favor of trying to be their child's friend. Some rely on their children for emotional support and their own self esteem. They place their child's "self-esteem" above his sense of responsibility and obligation to himself, to his family, to his country and to God. Often the parents themselves have little concern for those things and crave the acceptance of their children in return for their appeasement and friendship.

Today's youth have grown up with a sense of entitlement because everything has been provided for them with little effort of their own. Many Americans have become accustomed to depending upon things being provided for them. Even those who live in "so-called" poverty need not worry about providing their own food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care. These things are no longer their priorities, they consider them rights not pursuits. Instead, pleasure and thrill seeking have become their paramount pursuits and many seek them through, drugs, attention, jewels, seduction, sex, and control, especially in our poorest neighborhoods.

This situation is unsustainable. Rugged individualism and self reliance made this nation become prosperous, powerful and free. Our unique "American exceptionalism" is withering on the vine in the current social and political climate.

Our founding fathers were inspired by God and the universal spiritual principles of man and nature. Those spiritual principles are no longer the foundation of American society. Without that foundation we are easily distracted, manipulated and deceived.

Politicians, the media and today's popular-culture are distracting, deceiving and manipulating today's American public, especially our youth, in a way that I have never seen before in this country. However, I have read about this type of manipulation being used to gain the support of an unsuspecting public in Cuba, Nazi Germany and Venezuela.

We are at the brink of very, very, very dangerous times. I fear that our nation will collapse if we don't wake up soon.


Anonymous said...

It would be unfair to say TLDR - because the truth is I'm not going to waste my time reading a post that starts with 4 words that mean the same thing! Instead I will waste my time writing this!

Tim said...

Why bother leaving any comment whatsoever if you won't even bother reading the content? Since I Stumbled to this, I suspect you did the same so I'll say to you, I'm sure you're more comfortable living in your deluded little world, stumbling for funny pictures or little games while ignoring the sad truth that was examined in this post.

As for the author, I agree wholeheartedly. The next generation is becoming more and more unstable. As we are already in the Age of Impatience, so will they enter one, expecting everything on a platter with nothing but criticism and intolerance to anything but their own expectations.

Matt said...

It's been my opinion that public education is the issue. I've written about that a great deal, but we are now facing the fact that we have multiple generations that have been dumbed down and indoctrinated with socialist nonsense. They did not receive a good education, so how would they know that their children aren't as well? Additionally, there are many good parents out there, but they send their children to the public schools! It tends to undo much good parenting.

As for your assessment, I have to agree. If things don't change soon, the nation will collapse. But, then again, I believe that this is the intended outcome.

Anonymous said...

You had me at "Answer: Their Parents" and lost me at their obligation to god, before you would presume to tell someone how to parent, you should probably also check your own beliefs. If you want to raise a kid religiously go ahead, but leave that among yourselfs.

Susan said...

It easy to see why you left your comment as Anonymous...
If you read this article now you would get a threatening picture of the reality we are living and so close to stealing our very beloved freedom.

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