It is amusing, but absolutely true. There’s good and bad right now, as there was 100, 200, or 2000 years ago.In my hometown of Appleton, WI, the main drag is College Ave. Friday and Saturday nights the street is saturated with teenagers and young adult ne'er-do-wells lining the sidewalks and preening while cars slowly driving from one end to the other with occupants scoping out those of the opposite sex and showing off their wheels. I remember in high school a teacher reading us an op-ed in the Appleton Post-Crescent that was a rant about the degenerate youth making College Ave. inhospitable to respectable adults. The twist at the end was that it had been written a hundred years before. I guess some things never change.
True, but we need some repose from serious subject matter. Most of our fatigue, these days, is mental, and our fatigued minds need silly memes and cat videos.What gets me is that with a smartphone in one's hand, one has nearly immediate access to a significant percentage of the entire amassed knowledge of all of humankind. Rather than using this amazing tool for the betterment of everyone, we squander it by spending our time looking at silly memes and cat videos, all the while responding to things that appeal to both our base instincts and a "Lord of the Flies" mentality.
G-T excepted, of course!
I’ve seen some examples of this sort of thing, as well. Sadly, a lot of workers think that they just have to show and they don’t need to put forth any other effort.The sad thing is you can see the truth of OPs post every single day in the manufacturing plants I visit. I have to warn all the managers do not hire someone for a specific location in tue shop it immediately becomes the only the they will let you grow best them into doing half assed and everything else, it not my job! I tell everyone this is where you will start it is not where you will be forever you will work elsewhere in tue facility and some of it you just won’t like.
One palce hired a new manager. Did his physicals in tue morning spent the afternoon meeting people getting familiar with the shop. Next morning put him ona. Computer for some initial online training. I dont know how long he tried but he was discovered MIA an hour or so later. 65000$ to start and walks off the job because, “It’s not for me”
Sawa lot of people wanting the managers job shouw up in tennis shoes, shorts or jeans and tshirts who how to a managers interview dressed like that. I looked right at one and told the store manager if he’s here for a managers job dressed like that send him home. He interviewed him anyway but now he is no longer a manager as well.
I know enough about your character that I have no doubt in my mind that you gave your son a lot of positive guidance, perhaps by example, and very likely by the things you said as part of everyday life. The attitudes of parents have a huge effect on what a child learns about life.I will push back a bit. My son is 26 and very hard working. Admittedly he has been treated well as an only child but he appreciates that. He has said that we didn't let him get away with stuff his friends did, although we were hardly mean parents. I think it was more by example, like I learned from my Mom & Dad.
If you had raised your son believing that the world was taking unfair advantage of him, it’s quite likely that he would not have a positive work ethic. Contemplating the guys I grew up with, it is obvious that work ethic is passed on from parent to child. I can think of a coup,e of guys whose fathers were very directly involved in getting them to work, over summer break and as soon as they entered the job market, they were expected to succeed at what they did. I don’t know what your son does for work, but I’d bet my bottom dollar that you helped him to get there, by example, and probably by the expectations you set.
There are also successful people that have only succeeded because they realized that their parent’s attitudes were counterproductive, and they resolved to do better. This is effective as well, but it doesn’t make it easier to succeed.