As I look upon the children of this generation, they don’t look back. Why? Head down, texting away, facebook timeline, the latest trends and fashion, ipods with downloads of the latest albums. These things are not bad within and of themselves. Our kids should enjoy these types of luxuries. However, freedom comes with a price. Lagging behind in mathematics and sciences when the US was once the dominant educational leader. Teen pregnancy; we tell them to use a condom, why don’t we teach abstinence. Fatherless and broken homes; our sons, angry at the world with no direction and our daughters looking for love in the wrong places.No musician will ever be my child’s spokesman. No athlete will ever be my child’s role model. The world tells us that singers, rappers, and athletes are very talented and this is true. However, is a mind a terrible thing to waste? Is it the former generation that failed? Have the sins of the mothers and fathers rested on the children? Communication, being there, creating a dialogue, reevaluating priorities, setting standards, loving one another. The ways in which we save our kids.
Failure Of Our Youth?