This, this…this topic infuriates me greatly. I could go on for a century in this post but I will try to contain myself, censor my angry words, and stay on-topic…
Here’s the issue, folks. The schools in my area are on a two hour delay for tomorrow. Why give schools a delay the day before? Because the forecast predicts twelve degrees come 7am. Woah boy! We’re all going to die!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! And *GASP!* there’s going to be wind! Oh no!
This purely infuriates me beyond belief and makes me want to erupt with emesis all over the place with straight bile and force someone to lick it up, reject it, and make a soup out of it.
I cannot stand how weak society is becoming. As if we, especially children, aren’t catered to enough. (This is a bigger issue than just the school delay, it’s only a small example of the overall crisis) They have iPhones at the age of six, $100 Ugg boots, Xbox systems, etc. They have every luxury beyond their dreams and way past anything we ever had growing up, and yet!!!! They can’t stand out in the bareable cold to get an education. For decades, we all walked to school in basic winter gear. With such amazing advances up to where we are now in 2013, winter gear is way more advanced and resistant to the cold. If anything, as the years pass, there should be less of a reason to complain.
Because we are so spoiled in America, have every luxury we can get a hold of and everything handed to us, we actually complain MORE! Therefore, expectations grow shorter, and we are becoming greater wusses, and more spoiled and catered to.
I had to stand out in the frigid cold for ten-fifteen minutes daily bundled up. I was never too cool for a coat, hat, and gloves. It sucked, yes, but it built character. We soon will all be like the movie WALL-E. not having to move or think for ourselves and everything will always be “perfect”.
I look at it this way, years ago people had to kill their food, build their homes, etc. Now, we have easy, workless access to everything in life. I agree that times change, and it is nice. We shouldn’t be stuck in one place without advancing. However, it is becoming extremely excessive. Stop the coddling, babying, excuses, and pity. Men need to be men, and women need to stop spreading their estrogen everywhere.
Finally, to make everything worse, is it really a smart decision to take away more school time from children? I’m dumbfounded by the stupidity of children these days. (I’ll save that issue for another day) If anything, there needs to be an increase in shool-time, or those hours should be kept track of and made up. Highly despicable. Yuck!
With all that being said, I will be leaving tomorrow morning at 0630 properly dressed and going to work like an adult for a 16 hour work day. I will be leaving home and coming back home when the weather is at its worst. I won’t complain, and believe it or not, I am not going to die from it!
BTW, it’s not a matter of jealously because these days, kids have life handed to them and don’t work for anything, and are overly babied. I will never look back in life wishing I went through it differently. I have character and am a stronger person for it, as is everyone in my generation and before.