posted on Feb, 14 2018 @ 05:16 PM
a reply to: roadgravel
I think the level is new, if the condition itself is not.
Family ties seem to be breaking down across society. Children are raised to a certain age, then "go take care of yourself." Others are kept so secure
at home that they never grow up. The idea of respect between two strangers is long gone. Children have no one to lookup to... Daddy is always working,
Mommy is always working, or they're dead tired when they get home, the teachers are too busy not getting cut to teach class, much less set a role
model for their students, or they're just there to pick up a paycheck Friday. The police are certainly not their friends, because they see the police
rounding up friends for jail over offenses that used to be handled at home. Sports heroes, maybe? There are a few, but most seem to be getting caught
with their hands in something illegal or acting like a child themselves.
We give these kids no challenges to learn from and better themselves, thanks to participation trophies and the like, because we have removed the
consequences (sometimes the possibility) of failure in the name of "fairness." We have left these kids with no dreams, no drive, no ambition, no
desire for better... just an expectation that everyone will be nice and treat them like Mommy and Daddy did.
And it just doesn't work like that. They find out too late, with nowhere to go, because they passed that magical date when they were to suddenly
miraculously change from an over-protected precious child to a self-sufficient, strong, capable adult.