Things Are A Mess! By Larry Winget
Things are a MESS! I have yet to find anyone who disagrees with me on that statement. Yes, some might be more optimistic than others but it seems that everyone thinks at least some area of life, business and society has gone over the cliff into the realm of “What a damn shame!”
- Colleges have become nothing more than one safe zone after another in an effort to keep the precious little snowflakes from getting their fragile little feelings hurt.
- Grown men and women are living with and off of their parents well into their 30s.
- Businesses don’t give one hoot about keeping their word through their quality or their service.
- Parents have become over-protective to the point they won’t even let their kids have recess or play tag because they might get a scraped knee.
- People are committing acts of violence against others simply because they don’t like who the other person voted for.
- We have forgotten how to disagree without being disrespectful.
- People lie. They spend more than they make. They cheat their employer by not doing what they were hired to do. They come in late and leave early.
- And the list could go on and on and on. You could add another 50 in the next few minutes.
How did things get in this shape? I believe it comes down to the collapse of core values. Core values like honesty, integrity, doing the right thing, being nice, adding value and having a work ethic. How has this happened? Parents no longer value these things and fail to teach them to their children. Business managers and leaders have become lazy and no longer set the expectations when hiring. It’s become easier to put up with mediocrity than demand excellence. But most of all, it’s because there are no consequences for doing poor work, being an idiot or sucking at your job or at life. We just put up with it all and then sit back and wonder how things got so bad.
When we all get back to the core values that create good people then we can create a society that once again makes sense. But that is going to require more from all of us. It’s going to require us to take responsibility for our own behavior, to teach our kids right and wrong and self-reliance, to hold ourselves and others accountable and to impose consequences in order to drive good behavior.
This is the essence of my new book, What’s Wrong With Damn Near Everything: How The Collapse Of Core Values Is Destroying Us and How To Fix It. Get your copy today and let’s fix this mess!
Larry Winget is a six-time bestselling author, television personality and social commentator. For more information go to www.LarryWinget.com. Larry’s new book is available wherever books are sold or on Amazon. Click on the button below to purchase Larry’s latest book.