I hope to hear from you on this, as the lack of a ‘line’ we won’t cross seems to be snowballing these days. We seem to have no hard line we won’t cross. If there is one we just erase it, like a line in sand and move it further out to suit our needs.
Like raising a child, boundaries are necessary for healthy development! We seem to have lost our backbone on where to draw the line in our lives. This lack of discipline is causing deeply rooted problems in our institutions, families and culture.
The current financial crisis is a symptom of this lack of discipline while pursuing success, a me first attitude, in spite of the consequences. People borrowing way too much, sometimes lying to get the loan. Institutions dishing out loans without an eye towards responsible lending as long as they make the commission. The dumping of loans on others with the knowledge they would blow up. The political class – ultimate self servers- making deals with business and skimming off the top. Using their power and access to enrich themselves. Regulators looking the other way. Schemers abusing the trust of friends.
Men and women, unable to check their physical desire, violate the covenant with their spouses and family.
The clowns in Hollywood, oh geez where to start?
Folks prostrating themselves to get a reality show…
I could go on and on with other examples…
These behaviors damage and weaken our collective culture, causing us to spiral downwards without an internal compass. It also confuses the children who see it as a normal way to act as long as you get what you want. The ultimate ends justify the means.
LET ME HEAR YOU.