August 25, 2008 in Features

The Slice


If you didn’t attend a gathering of your extended family this summer, you might not be up to date on what your clan’s elders think is wrong with society.

But there’s a good chance one or more of the following themes came up.

1. People attempting to fill the void left by an absence of spirituality with the mindless, debt-incurring acquisition of consumer goods.

2. Brain-eating celebrity worship.

3. Parents who are afraid to lay down the law.

4. Modesty and shame being on the endangered species list.

5. Sense of entitlement/leaders who don’t think we are capable of sacrifice.

6. Too many excuses, not enough apologies.

7. Expecting schools to fix everything.

Paul Turner

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