The stories I could tell...
The service and sacrifice are worth it, but sometimes...you just gotta think what is WRONG...
with the PARENTS in this country sometimes?
Part of me thinks that the system was set up to take the parenting responsibilities away from parents. The more the state takes on, the less parents feel like they have to step up.
That’s a theory I guess. Fact is, parenting is hard, and there are no tests for it, and no real licensing, not that I would advocate for it.
However, what is now ALSO gone, is the social stigma that comes from being a loser. This country HAS EMBRACED loser. There were just places you didn’t show up to if you couldn’t conduct yourself correctly. If you were a bad parent, you were shunned. The behavior of the children reflected on the parents, and the parents made it a point that their kids knew who they were representing besides themselves.
We went from being a country that asked, “Why?”, to a country that is now asking, “So what?”