Are people getting increasingly pathetic?
It used to be that when a person committed themselves it meant something. It was a promise and a promise was a precious thing that should not be broken. I wonder if that still holds.
Do we molly-coddle our children and young people too much? Do we indulge them so much that their backbones fail to develop properly? And at what age does someone become an adult these days?
In days of yore children (there where no kids in those days just children) left school at 12 years old and did one of two things: they either got paid employment or they worked in the house. Over the years that age has been pushed up and up to reflect the importance that society has placed on education and I for one think that is a good thing.
I'm tired. I'm busy. I need a social life. I'm not feeling well. These all seem to be acceptable reasons for letting people down, they're not. (And while I'm at it; 'sorry' seems to no longer be the hardest word. It's used frequently and disingenuously.)
Not all young people are like this of course. I know a few who are real corkers, unfortunately they are becoming few and far between. What do you think?
Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.