One of the problems with kids today is they have no respect for authority. They don’t recognize the authority that their parents have over them much less the authority of some other adult.
They grow up feeling no consequences for anything that comes out of their mouths and they have no respect for those who came before them.
It’s never Mayor Jones or President Obama, its Jones and Obama because they never use the titles of distinguished officials until their forced to and the last and first respect they end up paying is to “Your Honor” right before they’re sentenced.
I have the greatest respect for the elderly. I know I’ve seen some things in my life and I can only imagine what they’ve gone through.
I treat them with the same courtesy as I treat my own parents and listen to what they have to say. Respect doesn’t mean you have to follow someone blindly and not challenge them when appropriate, but there is a level of esteem that today’s young men and women seem to be lacking.
Many of you are going to be old one day (I’m staying young forever), so how do you feel about the prospects of being disrespected by a group of kids not even born yet? I could have just as well applied this to adults because many of them do the same things.
So my questions are:
What ever happened to respect and reverence for authority?
What ever happened to respect for the elderly, people in our own families?
How can we get back to teaching young people how to respect the elderly? How to respect those in authority?