Honestly, did you think your entire life was going to be peaches and cream? When I was 16 I was trying to fit in. What kind of music should I listen too? What girls should I like and why? What should my attire be made of? How do I know if someone is a bull shitter or sincere? What kind of friends should I have or should I accept anyone as a friend? And that was just the beginning of my confusion.
Like every other 16 year old I made all the wrong decisions because my enlightenment was not granted, yes I learned the hard way but you do not have to. At 16, 17 or even 18 into your 20’s and some even into their 30’s are not grasping basic fundamentals in this game we call life.
Tell me what your needs are and I will tell you they will change. Priorities are life sustaining decisions whether you know it or not. A sniveling little brat knows nothing of their priorities but expects them all to be provided to them as a right, a demand if you will. The worst thing a parent could do to that type of child is to enable them.
The army when accepting new recruits now just assumes that every young person joining is a self centered, self entitled spoiled moron, furthermore they are 90% right! Oh what decadence has become of this generation! It’s hard for any normal person to stomach them let alone an employer!
So what happened you may ask? The issue is simple, lack of self discipline. You see in this game we call life there are people that have self-discipline and those that lack self-discipline and the disgusting thing about it all is they do not care. Many are so self entitled even though they have never worked for a thing in their life, they believe they are owed just for being born!
How do we correct this problem? Simple, abstinence! Let them starve for everything. No internet, no privileges, no smart phone, nada nothing at all except maybe bread and water. This means all comforts, yes hot water is a comfort, it is not necessary. This helps them realize the graciousness of their parents by giving them “comforts” or “privileges” one step at a time. This means “limited internet” maybe 20 minutes a day, maybe hot water with a 5 minute shower.
Well, you may say, that is a little drastic don’t you think? You tell me what is worse the above solution or a full grown person who is debilitated because they know not how to care for themselves. Teaching appreciation solves the issue on the other hand “enabling” contributes to the delinquency.
The major problem is we have candy ass parents not willing to be the “bad guy” for their children. Next thing you know they are wrapped up with the justice system and wondering where they went wrong. Here is poetic justice, you get what you deserve! Amen!
ps. make my grandchildren exactly like you and I will be a happy grandpa!
“You get what you deserve. Instead of being a good person today, you choose instead to become one tomorrow.” —Marcus Aurelius