The Lack of Discipline in Society
Last month in Florida, a school bus driver witnesses a vicious assault on a 13-year-old boy. He radioed the bus dispatcher and frantically begged for assistance, as he feared the victim was being seriously injured. But he did not intervene.
The driver, an elderly gentleman expressed dismay that he didn’t help the youngster being attacked. His main reasoning was it was against school policy for him to intervene.
He was also elderly so that may have played into the decision also. Despite his age , if he would have intervened, he probably would have been punished by the school.
Regretfully, in today’s society, there are so many restrictions in place, especially when a minority is involved , it is extremely dangerous for someone to get involved and help a person in need.
Gone are the days when discipline played a role in raising our children. Far too often , kids are allowed to do whatever they want with no threat of discipline. Many roam the streets creating havoc.They know they have rights and they act like they can do whatever they please with no fear of consequence, there will always be someone to feel sorry for them and bail them out of whatever trouble they manage to get into.
Regretfully , they are correct, in many cases there is no father at home, and the mother is either working or off doing her own thing.
Gone are the days when parents sided with teachers and the child was always wrong until proven otherwise, gone are the days when kids didn’t tell their parents if they got in trouble at school, for fear of punishment worse than death when they got home.
Gone are the days when most kids had enough respect for their elders so as to not cause them embarrassment by getting into trouble. In those days it brought embarrassment on the whole family when a kid got into trouble, that was enough of a deterrent to keep many kids on the straight and narrow.
Gone are the days when teachers, facility, and others such as bus drivers could actually discipline wrong doers and maintain a safe environment for others.
Gone are the days when good old common sense prevailed, and people thought more about their responsibilities than their rights.
And we wonder what is wrong with society.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean, and studied Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different cultures!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has studied and applied what he has learned to solving the many issues facing not only the United States, but the world as well.
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.