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July 15, 2020

Where do you draw the line ?

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The other day I was discussing getting some chores done with my teenage daughters.  Specifically, I was asking them to do some work around the yard.  More specifically, I wanted them to do some weeding !  (we have a lot of weeds on our bush acreage).

The answer I got was – No thanks !  And no further discussion was entered into.  I was a little irritated.  The job’s got to be done.  Nobody likes weeding the garden beds.  But somebody has to do it !

This got me to thinking about the things that we do that we do NOT LIKE doing.  Most adults end up doing things that we don’t necessarily like doing.  But in the end, someone has to do them ! So, we end up putting our heads down and getting the job done.

In some cases, I believe the youth of today has been allowed to get away with saying ” No Thanks ! ” too often – and us adults let them get away with this.  We are the ones that end up doing the tasks – or, we become too busy, and they never get done.  Have you seen my garden lately ?

Then, I got to thinking, where does one draw the line ?  What do we / should we say no to ?

Where do we draw the line ?




2 Responses to “Where do you draw the line ?”

  1. Jenny | December 10, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Sounds like your putting blame on the kids? Just a suggestion. Blame was never great in succesful thinking.

    • John | December 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Hi Jenny. Thanks for your comment. I wasn’t looking at blaming the children. I agree with what you said. I was just questioning today’s young generation compared to one or two generations ago. Perhaps parenting styles are becoming a little too soft. I also realise, that with the title of this blog being Successful Thinking – that I could / should have expanded on what approach we should take in such a situation, I will ponder on this topic a little more and post un update later on what I think an approach could be.

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