Chances are good we’ve all known or worked with an adult who hasn’t quite “grown up” yet. The Real World orbits around this oblivious person who sells out for entertainment’s sake, until the black hole of a mid-life crisis forces them to take stock of their life.
And is it any wonder? In this “we just want to have fun” culture, anything that smacks of responsibility is avoided if at all possible. Kids fool their time away in college, graduating somehow with degrees they don’t use…failing at their relationships, expecting great things from everyone around them but never quite measuring up themselves.
This phenomenon really rears its ugly head at the workplace. Employees fritter away their employer’s time flirting with their cell phones, the internet and each other. If they put as much effort into the job as they do into the convincing lies they feed their boss concerning their sick days, just imagine the production rate. A job that used to require two hard workers now requires nine mediocre ones.
All the time we hear, “Good help is hard to find.”
Could this be a result of an overindulgent childhood? A childhood so enjoyable that the responsibilities of adulthood seem dull and unappealing?
And what does the Bible have to say about it? Stay tuned as we explore some of the effects of our overindulgent society on children.