I’ve often wondered why some people do the right thing and make good choices, while other people usually do the wrong thing and make bad choices.
There’s been a lot of debate about nurture versus nature. I have a hard time believing bad character traits can be passed down genetically. I find it more likely that children emulate their parent’s behavior. That’s why people who are chuckleheads seem to always have really worthless children.
When I drive by a Quiktrip, I think “wow, I want to go in and buy a drink” but there are others who drive by Quiktrip and think “hmmm. I could totally rob that place” or “I’m going to go shoplift a SlimJim.” When I used to drink, I always planned ahead of time how I’d be getting home. I knew that even if I “felt” fine, it was illegal to drink and drive and I was going to follow the rules. Other people either don’t think about it at all, or they consciously look for ways to get away with driving drunk.
When something needs to be done, I naturally feel responsible for it, whatever it might be. I don’t think “I’m going to let someone else do that…” a lot of the time I still feel responsible even if someone else SAID they would do it. The idea of just letting something slide never crosses my mind. Other people can blow off responsibility and never give it a second thought. In a way, I’m jealous of them.
It actually bothers me when someone else SHOULD be doing something but isn’t. But rather than get mad at them, as they deserve, I simply feel compelled to do it myself. It’s actually a very bad trait to have.
I don’t understand the mindset that so many people have… being flippant about “right” and “wrong” and ignoring laws they don’t like, etc. Do these people even have a conscience? If not, why not?
My new theory is that people who don’t have a conscience are that way because they don’t have a soul… kinda like a goldfish.
I’m kidding, of course.
Where do parents go wrong that their kids end up lazy, irresponsible, selfish, and thuggish (in other words, Democrats)? I wonder if these parents had rules for their children that they actually enforced. It’s easy to say “you kids have to do your homework before you play any video games” but if it’s not enforced, aren’t you teaching your kids that rules are optional?
Gosh, parents are dumb. No wonder we have raised an entire generation of Democrats.
Now the real interesting thing that is coming with this new and deep recession is what I’m morbidly curious to see. Eventually, those of us who make good decisions and work hard are going to realize that there’s no advantage. We just get penalized for our hard work so the lazy bad people can get a handout. What’s going to happen when the rest of decide to take our toys and go home, and live off the Gubment? Who’s going to pay the taxes to fund all this crap?
Count me out!