Putting Off Until Tomorrow

The county fair came to town last week, and we always use that event for our families to get together and hang out for an evening. Between corn dogs, birch beer and fair fries, my nephew mentioned being only a semester away from graduating college. He’s a good student, a hard worker — commutes to the local city college — lives at home. “Yeah – I’m going to take a semester off, though,” he said, “and work some extra hours …


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5 comments on “Putting Off Until Tomorrow

  1. Alan Kieper on said:

    I totally agree with the current state of affairs, along with part of the generational responsibility.

  2. Billy Moore on said:

    You know, our generation ( I am 57), all said we were going to make it better for our kids and it may have well backfired. We made it easier, but did we we make it better? Our parents and grand parents may have been smarter than we realized.

  3. Wesley Bishop on said:

    Guess I didn’t get the memo that I was supposed to do that with my 4 kids. Oldest is 28 and recently made us grandparents. Last one will graduate at 20 and be out of the house by next summer. All live on their own and support themselves. I do see many examples of what you refer to but feel there are also many like mine. Not sure my generation didn’t also have its share but it may be getting worse.

  4. Ted Schumaker on said:

    Your thoughts on how the softness of our kids might change our country going forward are interesting. I believe you’re right that the mentality has changed from when we were kids. I was born in ’61 and though mom and dad were protective, I was not exempt from a paddle from the principal, which by the way hurt like the devil.

    There are a lot of examples of kids who get after it today, but it seams they’re the exception. Social media doesn’t help any when it comes to confronting people. What a valuable trait to confront someone, or a situation, and take a stand rather than send a text or post a comment.

  5. Karen Green on said:

    Another great reflective article. The truth about the next generation lies somewhere in between. It is true that a number of responsibilities have been lifted from youth including time management since parents seem to program every waking hour and when the children go to college and don’t have Mom as their scheduler, problems creep in in the down time. Overall, I am pleased with many of the youth of today and I have high hopes for tomorrow, but we need to give them some independence and encourage some exploration.

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