This has unfortunately become the standard it seems everyone wants the rewards but aren’t willing to put in the effort. Even kids these days they get awards and ribbons even when they lose. I don’t agree awards when you did not win. Making things too easy has made kids not know what it’s like to work hard set goals and feel pride in a job well done. Because of the fantastic advancements of th last two decades kids are raised being instantly gratified.
I strive as a mother of two children to instill values hard work and determination in them. I remember spending day and night working hard on my goals since I was a very young child. I never got an allowance I found ways to be helpful to others and earn money wether pet sitting, baby sitting, dog walking, and more.
My parents worked long hours and I got myself ready for school and off to bustop on my own. I also was by myself after school and it was up to me to get all my work done and to care about my grades. In sports it was my desire to be the best abs constantly improve times in the pool.
I wanted to be responsible and make my parents proud and myself.
My son shows lots of maturity sometimes and then other times he is the typical entitled selfish kid who thinks his grades or bad behavior are no big deal. He has excuses galore and I am trying to break him of this.
Employees seem to give minimum effort. I notice when I see great service whether at a coffee shop, clothing store, furniture store, car dealership , restaurant or bar or pretty much anywhere. I make sure to tell them how much I appreciate their excellent service and I loyally return.
I think we’d be a happier more fulfilled kinder society if we all just put forth 100% effort in all we do. Treat all people with respect. I have hope for our future and I know how I teach my children counts. I am working hard to raise respectful, hardworking, kind goal oriented children that turn into mature loving capable adults.