Saturday, February 9, 2008

Teens Today

Alright parents, take note! I came across this article on the news the other day.

Two Teens Unremorseful After Stealing From Girl Scout

Basically, two teens stole money from a girl scout while she sold cookies in front of the supermarket. They were caught later and on camera showed no remorse. They "needed the money," so they took it.

So, this is my question. How do these two slip by adults? This kind of behavior has to slip out into their daily lives. I just can't bring myself to believe that it's a spur of the moment thing and that they haven't exhibited this style of behavior before. Since there has to be warning signs of some type, how did the parents react? Are they as apalled as the rest of us? Is there a rest of us? Or am I the only one that wants to lock these two away because I see no hope for them?

Tell me your opinion and if you disagree with (or agree,) please offer up some solutions.

2 comments:

Holding my Breath said...

I just watched this video, http://www.wpbf.com/video/16418239/index.html , showing Stephanie Woods being sentenced. She is completely shocked that her unbelievably callous actions have landed her in jail.

Stealing the money and taunting the Girl Scout days later is just a fraction of her unacceptable behavior.

We seem to be raising a world of children with entitlement issues. What would teach those young women compassion, remorse, a sense of right and wrong?

Is empathy something a person is born with or can it be learned?

Well, all I did with this post is raise more question. I'm no help at all!

James Pickering said...

Here it is three years later and I've read back over this and the comment. It's not just the kids, it's everyone. The Occupy Wall Street riff-raff, the Wall Streeters themselves, and bums on the street (note: bums are not the same as homeless.)

This country has to get back to working hard, keeping more of their pay, and managing their finances better. Oh, quit blaming President and put the blame right square where it belongs. Us and Congress. Congress controls more than you think and yet we let them serve their multiple terms. Educate yourself and vote on a regular basis.