Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A man of words on consequence

In a speech, Sir Brian Lochore has lambasted the PC world in which we live.
political correctness is destroying New Zealand

urged fathers to let their children take risks - but to lay down rules and impose "consequences" if rules are broken

society was turning fathers into "male mothers" obsessed with safety instead of adventure

We are living in a PC world which is destroying us, where you actually can't put the hard word on people when they have digressed and committed bad blunders

This man of words puts it all down to a lack of respect.
Respect and role models are very important in life.

You as a father, with the aid of your partner - I can't say 'wife' these days, PC.

You are the one who sets the ground rules.

And don't ever tell me that the kids don't want to know where the line is. They do.

So right on the money. A clip round the lughole or 'wait until your father gets home' never did any harm. Rules define the limits. Cross the line, expect consequences.
People have to make decisions, and people do make mistakes. But make sure that you take action - that there are consequences, and that you actually follow them through.
Yes, decisions with consequence. Personal responsibility.

Just like voting.

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