Monday, November 26, 2012

Some Things Never Change

Parents and teachers seem to think that today’s youth are more rebellious and defiant than ever before.  You always hear statements such as “When I was in school…” and “If I ever did anything like that…”  But the truth is, times have not changed.  Circumstances may differ, but children have always been children.

The following quotes prove that adults have had discipline difficulties with children for thousands of years.

“Our earth is degenerate in these latter days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents and seem out of control!”   -   Written approximately 2800 B.C. on an Assyrian Stone Tablet

“Children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love to sit and talk in place of exercise.  Children are now tyrants.  They no longer rise when elders come into the room.  They contradict their parents, talk too much before company, gobble up all foods at the table and tyrannize their teachers.”  -  Socrates (469-399 BC)

Now, here is a reflection-worthy quote from modern times:

“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.”   -   David Bly, Author

As you can see (read), some things never change!

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