Our culture thrives under the adult population. In fact, our culture is centered around adults. Free love, birth control, abortions, sensual music, shows and ads…Our whole culture has become more and more of an “adult culture” and less and less involving the children of our society.
In fact, it seems to me that our culture almost wants us make adults OUT of the children of our country. We have high amounts of juveniles smoking, engaging in sexual activity, wearing sensual clothing, participating in erotic dancing…the list goes on.
Many of the adults of the society we live in today, do not even act like proper adults should.
According to the dictionary, to be an “Adult” is to be:
a person who is fully grown or developed.
However, I am going to disagree with the dictionary, on this one.
My grandpa once gave me thirty seconds to tell him what I thought it meant for a person to be considered an adult. So, I told him. I said, “Once they show themselves mature enough.”
Which really, isn’t a fair measurement. One’s opinion of being “mature” could be entirely different from another’s.
And yet, I do still find this to be a more realistic opinion of what an “adult” is, instead of just a person who has fully grown or developed. Because the thing is. We will never, ever stop growing or developing, until the day that we die.
You could argue, we never stop maturing either. And I’ll agree with that. Until our life ends, we never really do stop maturing.
There is a point of time when you can look at a person’s life and you can tell, when they truly were mature enough to deal with the responsibilities dealt them.
But look at our society today…We’ve even got older, long-lived “adults” who don’t even act their title. We have generations upon generations of “adults” who aren’t the examples they should be.
And I must wonder.
I must ask.
Who will the children of this generation; this culture; this society….
Who will they heroize?
Who will the children be able to look up to and find good, strong, pure examples in?
Because look around! There’s not many of those examples left. Not many real “adults” who can be the pure building up of the younger generations.
I can’t change the way people are, or the way people act. But I can ASK you a favor.
Might I ask that you – you, dear reader – might strive to BE the good, pure example that the younger generation so yearns for, and needs?
It’s not easy. In fact, being a leader and having followers, is one of the absolute hardest, messiest things you’ll experience. But it’s good. So good. And it’s the right thing to do.
If others won’t rise up and be the heroes; be the one who the children can find truth in…Then we must be.
Because if others don’t. And we don’t.