Anyone with teenagers confronts the daily incursions into the self-centered apocalypse they display. Teenagers will walk past a laundry basket full of clean clothes on the stairway to their bedrooms. Rather than carry the basket upstairs, most teenagers just take the clothes they need from the basket and go on their merry way content in the knowledge someone else will carry the basket upstairs.
Adults are no better. Husbands routinely ignore the mountain of dirty dishes in the kitchen sink confident their wives will either clean them or fill the dishwasher. For their part, wives seemingly have the inability to understand the operation of a snow shovel and rely on the husbands to take the snow removal challenge.
It does not matter how many crying Indians we see on PSAs, how many of us pass litter without picking it up? We ignore overflowing trashcans in our homes in hopes some other family member will take it to the curbside can.
We have become a nation of people who wait for someone else to take action. This leads to the inevitable resentment. Parents who continually ask their children to pitch in around the house to no avail do a slow burn as they taxi their children from their events. The resentment builds as the children expect the parents to drop whatever they are doing to cater to their transportation needs.
Wives begrudge their husbands sitting in front of the TV watching sports as they clean the kitchen, do the laundry, or clean the house. Meanwhile, husbands bemoan their better halves for sitting in a warm home sipping tea as they toss another shovel full of snow on the growing pile.
If this resentment builds within a family unit, is it any wonder it manifests with people we do not even know? We live in a nation that is moving away from personal responsibility and accountability and speeding towards victimization and dependence. The Federal Government feeds on this trend and wants to enslave us.
A re-distribution of wealth approach in any society will eventually lead to the givers resenting the takers. This does not to mean that all takers are evil or lazy because everyone needs help at one point in life. However, those in the Federal Government do not want the citizens off the dole because it reduces their power.
The takers who do not aspire to become a giver are the downfall of the nation. This is true for any nation, not just America. There is only one way to get America back on track. We need to elect officials that want to turn takers into givers. I know the Liberal approach is not the right choice for this concept. In theory, the Conservative philosophy espouses self-reliance and accountability but there are too many Republicans masquerading as Conservatives to be truly sure who is who in that zoo.
I suggest we forget the party labels and look for the people who subscribe to this theory. The first step is not to wait for someone else to do it for you.