After reading what a lot of the people said on the post I made in regards to the woman having an abortion, I feel like I should further discuss my true feelings on this topic. The original post, in my mind, was not about whether or not abortion is moral. I respect the opinions of other people who agree and disagree with abortion, and I understand their reasonings for believing the way they do about it. All I can do at the end of the day is hope that one day others will learn to be responsible.
Do you remember when you were in grade school? Do you remember how the teachers gave you an assignment or a test? You had a choice, either do the assignment, take the test, or get a bad grade. Depending on how you were raised your parents either cared if you excelled or they didn’t, but regardless of what happened at home, you received a consequence for not doing the assignment or taking the test. You earned yourself a big fat 0 score.
Then you likely hit your teenage years and started a job. What happened then? Well, you were given policies and procedures as to how that business was run. If you did not follow those policies and procedures, the odds are you were given warnings and then fired. Those same fundamental rules carried on into your “adult jobs”.
Let’s break this down really closely. If you don’t pay your electric bill, the lights are turned off. If you don’t make your house payment it goes into foreclosure, your car can be repossessed, your paychecks can be garnished, and if you commit a crime, you will likely get caught and go to jail. All of this is because of a consequence to an action you choose to make.
Why don’t people understand this? I know I am getting older, and maybe I am getting that old timer mentality, but since when was it ok to be a deadbeat and to expect the world to owe you something because you made the choice to be a deadbeat? When did it become ok for your children to suffer because you would rather keep your cable turned on each month rather than buying them the new shoes they need? When did it become normal to say “you can’t expect a grown woman to not have sex”, instead of realizing that a grown woman should be looking out for the best interestes of her children instead of sleeping around? When did it become ok to do whatever the heck you want and expect NOT to suffer any of the consequences of your actions when we as a society have been shown our whole lives that is exactly what happens?
I guess the thing that is the real kicker to me is the people who expect a handout. Since when? I go to work everyday. I had to take a drug test to get this job. I have to pay my bills and be an upstanding citizen. Why does someone else who is my age, probably in better health than me, and perfectly capable of working think it is ok to sit on his/her duff all day and live off of the government? Why? Because we let them. Because we preach about how the poor have no real chance in life to get ahead. Hence why all those grants are out there for the poor to go to college….but whatever.
I ask this. If you are a parent now or you want to be a parent in the future, please teach your children that having a job of any (legal) kind is better than expeceting a handout in life. Teach them that responsibility is the way to live life, and if you choose to be irresponsible there will be consequences for what you do. It’s that simple. Until we start correcting the error of forgetting to teach our children to be responsible, we are never going to solve so many of the other problems we are faced with today!