I have mentioned before about the changing world or better clarification, how wacko things seem to be getting especially NOB, where I read most of the articles are from the US.
Each day there are numerous articles, especially lately where it has been pointed out about the over protection of the children by well meaning parents that actually ruin the child.
Both you and I grew up with street smarts, we were taught responsibility and having to handle situation by yourself.
It appears the many problems associated with children nowadays, anything from crime, jobs, attitudes, entitlement and the big one, 30 somethings still living at home.
There have been articles where mothers call the bosses of their 25 year old children to complain that they are not being treated fairly. The issues go on and on.
Please go to my other blog This and That and check it out.
It explains how we have lost the ability to raise our children in a normal, safe and common sense way.
As proof I offer you an obituary from many years ago..
Here it is, sad but true.
His obituary reads as follows:
Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure
at the brink of the millennium. No one really knows how old he was, his
birth records were long ago entangled in miles and miles of bureaucratic
Known affectionately to close friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking,
he selflessly devoted himself to a life of service in homes, schools,
hospitals and offices, helping folks get jobs done without a lot of
fanfare, whooping and hollering. Rules and regulations and petty,
frivolous lawsuits held no power over C.S.
A most reliable sage, he was credited with cultivating the ability to
know when to come in out of the rain, the discovery that the early bird
gets the worm and how to take the bitter with the sweet. C.S. also
developed sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn),
reliable parenting strategies (the adult is in charge, not the kid) and
prudent dietary plans (offset eggs and bacon with a little fiber and
A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, the
Technological Revolution and the Smoking Crusades, C.S. survived sundry
cultural and educational trends including disco, the men's movement,
body piercing, whole language and new math.
C.S.'s health began declining in the late 1960s when he became infected
with the If-It-Feels-Good, Do-It virus. In the following decades his
waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing federal
and state rules and regulations and an oppressive tax code. C.S. was
sapped of strength and the will to live as the Ten Commandments became
contraband, criminals received better treatment than victims and judges
stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to professional baseball
His deterioration accelerated as schools implemented zero-tolerance
policies. Reports of 6-year-old boys charged with sexual harassment for
kissing classmates, a teen suspended for taking a swig of Scope
mouthwash after lunch, girls suspended for possessing Midol and an honor
student expelled for having a table knife in her school lunch were more
than his heart could endure.
As the end neared, doctors say C.S. drifted in and out of logic but was
kept informed of developments regarding regulations on low-flow toilets
and mandatory air bags. Finally, upon hearing about a government plan to
ban inhalers from 14 million asthmatics due to a trace of a pollutant
that may be harmful to the environment, C.S. breathed his last.
Services will be at Whispering Pines Cemetery. C.S. was preceded in
death by his wife, Discretion; one daughter, Responsibility; and one
son, Reason. He is survived by two step-brothers, Half-Wit and Dim-Wit.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Institute for Rational Thought.
Farewell, Common Sense. May you rest in peace.