There is an urgent need to instill values to our children.
Of late the news is filled will all sorts of stories stories of deeds of morally depraved people. From what we read we don’t feel any feeling of guilt in them.
The phrase ill-mannered when translated in many languages refer to lack of guidance.
Guidance comes from many sources. The main source are of course from the parents. Of the many biographies I read in the past, majority refer to their upbrining and the values that they learned while they are growing up.
School and society are other sources guidance.
It is sometimes challenging for the young mind if they are the only one that are doing the right thing and everybody else do not. This is often referred to as peer pressure.
Steven Covey came out with a very good book on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. In Habit 1, being proactive. This has to be aligned to ones principle. The principle is derived from our values. That is why it is very important to have proper values instilled at a very young age.
Children will follow what they see and not what they are told. So it is impossible for parents without good values to instill good values on their children. There are exceptions of people developing values after they become too disgusted with what they see but that is very rare.
Based on we see in the news, we see a whole generation with corrupt values. These people are only interested in their own immediate rewards without any consideration of how it will effect future generations. Also in their quest get more ill begotten gains, they will brainwash whole generations to become racist and bigots using whatever means they have.
Luckily, there are still some who are aware the tricks of these group of people and may still take action before the society sink into obsolescence.
We need to take action now.
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