Our Example


When I look at the example set by some of the elders of our generation, I start to wonder about how much hope there is for our generation.  The actions that some of them carry out and the things that some of them say are very suspect and simply set a bad example overall.

I enjoy watching The Wendy Williams Show, but listening to some of the statements that she has made recently really bothered me.  I sit there thinking, “Can you even hear what you just said” and “Do you really think it’s okay to say that or behave like that”?  It confuses me and makes me question her morals.

A grown woman should not be encouraging a young woman to cheat, because she is still in her prime and not yet ready to settle into married life.  If you practise certain activities in your youth or early relationships, it becomes the norm for you and it will be very hard for you to stop when you grow older and eventually get married.

I personally don’t use curse words or swear words – whichever way you want to put it – but I definitely do not think that parents should use that type of language around their children, specifically young children.  They will pick those words up and eventually use them in their later life, sometimes to an unnecessarily frequent extent.  Personally, I want to keep my children’s minds (and mouths) as pure as possible for as long as possible.

All around us, we see adults feeding us lies and treating each other in a hurtful or negative way.  We observe the mockery of marriage with the constant break-ups and quick divorces that are in the public eye.  The obsession with fame and the media means that we are constantly bombarded with cheap behaviour, individuals finding fame over basically nothing and an obsession with youth and appearance.

Of course, there are numerous elders who set really good examples, but they seem to get drowned out by the more negative influences.  It is a shame, because it seems that a significant number of young people now have less morals, less respect for themselves and are constantly shying away from traditional ideals.

Hopefully we can find a way to break the cycle, so that our generation will set the best example possible for our children, but somehow I don’t think that is going to happen.  This world just continues to get worse and worse.

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2 comments

  1. Although it WILL get worse, we can make things better for ourselves and the community we are involved in by knowing our beliefs, living those out, and encouraging/inspiring others to do the same. Make sure you are a part of a community that is dedicated to one another. Don’t get drowned out yourself by the temper-tantrum of society around you. When you see a wrong in public that you can take a stand for then do it. Do it in love, with authority.
    Keith

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