By MEGHAN CLYNE
If you've already ditched your New Year's resolution, you are not alone: These days, self-control isn't exactly America's strong suit. Our economy is hobbled because too many of us bought homes we couldn't afford. Obesity is rampant—fueling demand for devices like the "Liftseat 600," a motorized toilet that will raise a 600-pound person to a standing position.
Do you believe Americans are poor at exercising self control because we are surrounded by excess?
Putting it into perspective of this site's 'target audience: When a parent chooses to buy their child a $300 game system, but has NO savings account, NO future outlook, NO way of paying for groceries unless they have taxpayer funded entitlement checks, I say yes....
When a parent chooses to buy their child a $300 game system, without going into debt~ ONLY after, all bills are paid, savings account is built, and they are at a point of financial independence? Then I say, no.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:29 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:34 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
When a parent allows their child to be surrounded by video games, television, computers, etc with NO parental restraints, but can give at least 10 excuses why they cannot excersise or actively engage their child to excersise, I say YES
When a parent ACTUALLY parents, and controls the limits of their child's exposure to said products and gets off their ass and exercises WITH their child or engages their child to get active ? I say no..
See a trend here..... It all comes down to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY... Common Sense....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:39 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Are there parents out there teaching their children personal responsibility is NOT an essential life development strategy? YES
Are there parents out there teaching their children to have goals, to be personally responsible for their choices and actions? Yes....
Are there people in the middle? Yes....
Which ones succeed because of individual responsibility? Which ones grow the entitlement mentality? Which ones just work a mediocre job with little ambition? How do each of these ( and plenty of other scenarios out there) play into America's FUTURE?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:45 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
This statement could apply to other things as well~ People who are over consumers dependent on government entitlements are likely will have kids who are over consumers who have a sense of entitlement to nanny government- they mirror what they see; it makes an impression on their brains
A broke nation... Too much consumption. Too much Entitlement...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:17 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by goodwitch399 at 5:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 9:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Your average American is the most consumptive being on the planet-in everything, from food to energy and other natural resources, even debt. Collectively we are impatient, bloated and seldom easily satisfied.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:13 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 5:24 PM on Jan. 5, 2011