A Generation of Lazy Bums

“Go to the ant, O sluggard (lazy bum) and consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer or ruler, she prepares her food in summer and gathers her sustenance in harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8.

A judge in New York ruled last week that a 30-year-old man must move out of his parent’s home. Michael Rotondo did nothing to contribute around the house. He didn’t help with the chores nor did he pay any rent. He wasn’t working or going to school.

For years his parents pleaded with him to get a job and also offered him money to move out. After about 5 warning/eviction notices, his desperate parents sued him to move out. Surprisingly, Michael contested his parents’ order and fought for his rights in court – and lost!

Most millennials today seem to only care about their rights but don’t what to hear about responsibilities. This generation is guilty of coddling their children instead of teaching them to become productive and self-efficient. They have video games, computers, internet, tablets, streaming music, smart phones, Netflix, cable and social media – and with all this they are still bored! And when our kids act up, instead of giving them work and responsibilities so that they can help contribute around the home, parents hire life coaches, child therapists or give their kids medication and other entitlements.

It is embarrassing to see the above video. It is hard to watch a jobless, 30-year old baby being taken to court to get him evicted because he is too lazy to even help around the house. This is what society is coming to. These are the future leaders of this nation. This is the new generation that is living in a fantasy and only cares about one thing – their entitlements.

In contrast, God has commanded parents to teach their kids in the way of the Lord:

“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:6, 7.

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