Thursday, July 7, 2011

A pretty good summary of the entitlement culture that is eroding personal responsibility

This author makes a good point: we have a right to the pursuit of happiness, but we do not have a right to happiness. That was exactly the kind of attitude I saw when I interned in a public high school for a semester. The kids believed that they were entitled to an education and could not be held responsible for anything, and the administration seemed to share that belief. Kids would disrupt class on a daily basis or skip detention and they would have to be let back into class after only an insincere apology. It was always "society's fault" or "teachers not caring enough."

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