Declining moral values

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    Teen pregnancy may be #19 on the list - but I believe it is a significant factor in at least half of all the others.

    What say you?
     
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    I'm very thankful that I was a teen when I was.
     
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    Ditto. My 20 year old son says he can never see himself getting married, but he thinks he'd make a great "baby daddy". He loves to see my skin crawl. lol

    It's interesting to talk with younger teachers who graduated from our high school only a few years ago. Even they say they can't believe how kids have changed. They sound just like us veterans.
     
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    I think people want to fix moral values, but they want other people to do it. They don't bother fixing them in their own life.

    How many times have you done honest evaluations to how well you are following your moral values?

    Have you even established what moral values you have?

    How do you actively try to live by them?
     
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    I hate the "declining morals" argument. THere has always been crimes, rape, pediphilia, etc, its just now with 24/7 news, you hear about everything. I don't think there is drastic rises in these things.

    Disrespect with children and people, yeah, that's likely increased from back in the day. But there is less gay bashing, less racism and discrimination, less sexual harassment and other mistreatment of people going on than in the past, in which many people want to pretend it was the good old days, which is complete fairy tales. But as population grows and there is more and more anonymity, that's what tends to happen in humans.

    And then there is the fact that 2 spouses have to work full time to get by, the kids are being raised in daycare, and its harder and more stressful to work and make ends meat. That can wear on anybody.
     
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    that is based on the percentage of people who said that morals are getting worse. but what percentage of people asked actually said that?

    there have always been teen pregnancies. now girls have options though. they can have an abortion or have the baby and raise it or give it up for adoption. years ago, they would have been sent "away" until after the baby was born. I think THAT is immoral.

    Now women can get cops to make an arrest if they are abused. I think that is MORE moral.

    coca cola used to be made with cocaine and there have always been drugs.

    And now when a guy and girl sleep together, no one is running around talking about her anymore... because no one cares...she's being held to the same standard as him.

    is there a 'girls gone wild' thing going on among young kids that needs to be put in check. probably.... but is it any worse than 40-some-odd years ago?

    I think the whole societal decline issue is a non-issue set up by holier-than-thou types.
     
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    PHHTTTTT.....

    Respect for "moral values" cannot happen until respect for authority is understood.

    Administrators try to prevent a Riot at a High School, and parents, the media, and almost all USMB membership call for them to be fired.

    And then we wonder why moral values are declining?

    Because there is NO RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY, and anyone who "Has" authority is punished for using it, all values are declining.
     
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    I think a lot of people that bring up the "declining morals" are just bitter white christians that can't force people to live by their standards and morals and push them around like they had for much of the history of this country
     
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    Indeed, those damned "holier-than-thou types."

    DISGUSTING!!!
     
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    We have stopped making children the center of American life.

    They are repaying us with not having OUR morals the center of their lives.
     
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