Thank you for sharing your thoughts. But I have to disagree with some of your opinions by referring respectively to the following paragraphs and my corresponding opinions:
Carl Sandburg quoted: ?Nothing happens unless first a dream.? And while some people dream of success... the others wake up and work hard at it. I really don?t have to wait in line if it is a matter of urgency, all I need to do is asked, ?May I because??? And ?May I again if you would please??? . If they say, ?Ok?, then wow, thank you?if not?then wait in line like everybody else. I?d grab a magazine, anything I can get my hands on to divert my mind from the anticipation of watching how slow the line is moving.
Authority is such a big, bold, intimidating and powerful word. It?s an idea of being the *good guys* who?s suppose to keep things in order. When these so called authorities start behaving contrary to their duties, violating their own rules, I do not see how one can expect respect. It gets worst when they start threatening you with ?or else?. Their badge of authority means nothing to me. I tell kids to respect and trust the laws (rules) for there is justice in it; it is that of those in authority I often have to question whether respect is due upon them. Should there be any signs of corruptions ? I encourage them to SPEAK OUT strongly for their voice is far stronger than adults and they are less corrupted from the lack of experience.
The person can?t just go about telling people what is wrong unless he corrects his own actions. That to me is called responsibility. Blaming is an old habit in the book (cause and effect of chaos). It?s just another fact of life; basically, it?s all about the losers and the winners, heroes and foes.
I?ve seen these scenes before in fact many times. And to add, it isn?t so much of how one threats others, as long as there is a label associated with race, religion, political correctness etc., prejudices will play out its role.
It a simple basic fact of undergoing interviews and screening and yes there is a high degree of expectation. After all they?re hired and paid to do the job efficiently and productively. It bugs me to see employees come to work only to complete their 8 hrs., a lot of times spend on chit-chatting, idling and smoky break, lethargic, lacking passion and dedication of their work, certainly not an asset but a liability. Government employees are the best example of these scenes. Job listings are aired throughout the city for formality sake, while in fact the position is reserved for a certain candidate already inside. Blah! Jim Rohn quoted: ?Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
I would have to differ, in addition, I did not realize that your prior definition of responsibility is selective until after reading this paragraph. To be honest, what you said is exactly part of the problem I see of some schools and their instructors ? lack of patience (what happen?) to teach, motivate students, lack of concerns if there?s anything troubling them that may need further attention to notify the guidance counselor of the school and eventually the parents. I believe that everyone has a responsibility greater than himself wherever they are and whatever they?re doing. Another words of wisdom, Woodrow Wilson quoted: ?We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.? -- I use this quote specifically to benefit the youths ? the future leaders of tomorrow in which success depend on the backbone and not on the wishbone.
Paragraph #7 & #8
When life is not fair, it only means you?re in the wrong place, wrong time and with the wrong people. And I hear you on ?Life is not always fair?.
?And I love my dearest Grandmother, may she be resting in peace, my parents of course. I don?t consider them authoritarian instead more of a friend, their wisdom and approach in dealing with me and my siblings deserve more than a respect. Authoritative approach may work well 20, 30, 40, 50 years ago, in this modern age --- it is highly ineffective. People nowadays are far too smart to buy into the fear tactics.