Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shift in Values

Everyone who knows him would say he is a pretty nice guy. The people who are not close to him says he is stubborn as a mule.

We were enjoying the evening sun at the beach when a pastor went around distributing anti-liqour pamphlets. Then my friend said, ’What moral authority does these guys have to preach against drinking? Christians drink wine don’t they? If the’ immoral’ drink is just judged on its alcoholic content, then beer has lower alcoholic content than wine!’ I hate to get into arguments especially, when the matter pertains to faith.

The next morning I read in ‘The Sun’ that Britain broke one another record. But this time it was for the youngest couple to make It to parenthood. In our times Age- 14 was for fantasy dreams like becoming a famous cricketer, getting a spider bite to turn into a spiderman etc. We saw our first hardcore porn picture at the age of 15 and later discovered that we were capable to produce the white liquid too.

‘The Sun’ went on to do a further interview with the kids. They were pretty excited to talk about the parenthood. The Mom claimed she broke up with the kid’s dad. But the dad claimed they were still an item. The funniest thing was they couldn’t make out if what they did was right or wrong!

4 comments:

BK Chowla, said...

What worries me is the ongoing confusion on similar subjects in India amongst the children who are ALMOST adults. It is time the parents more interest in child's ubringing.

madamebutterfly said...

I think it is a great shame that these young people have such low aspirations that they think there is something "cool" about being Britains youngest parents. Parenthood is difficult enough for adults - children begetting children is just a sad waste and destined to end in the same desperate cycle of under-achieving.

As to your friends views on drinking, well you know I have strong views on the subject - it is not on moral grounds that I make my stand though - it is on health issues. Alcohol related illnesses cost our Govt a small fortune and I for one feel the money and resources could be better spent!

Rachna said...

I remember that and it is shameful. I think the parents are to blame for inculcating such wrong values.

Destiny's child... said...

I can't even begin to guess what those kids were thinking when they went in for parenthood. Two, in fact, three lives wasted if you ask me! And about drinking, I would just say it should all be in moderation...