A new alarming trend shows that parents in America, far from inculcating good moral values in their God-fearing children have actually started to become more materialistic. The kids seem to be worried.
"They always have money on their mind and their mind on money. Everytime they come to a decision its root cause is money. I wanted to go to Disneyland for the 8th time this month but what did my Dad say? "No." Was it because he didn't want me to dry hump Snow White? Was it because he didn't want me to miss school? Was it because he didn't want me to puke on Space Mountain for the third time in a row spraying everyone? Nope. He said, "We don't have the money." WTF?! The obvious implication is that if John Mathis aka Dad had the money, he would absolutely let me do any and all of these things. That shows a simple lack of character. He's got no moral compass. That's disgusting man," said 11 year-old Moab Mathis.
"I want my dad to be happy, to focus on making me happy and, yeah, distract my mom with his antics so I can be left to my own devices," said 13-year old Annabeth Hess."Lately all he seems to care about is getting a higher paying job. It's kind of pathetic, because he says he's doing it for me. He's so selfish. I've told him before that he doesn't have to give me money, he can just give me stuff. That's okay too. I can do with a second TV in the shower. I don't need cash, I'm not that shallow."
Casey Jones,12, echoes the sentiment. "They insist on looking at price tag everytime I want something, rarely pausing to think about the philosophical implications of acquiring a live elephant or a marijuana farm for me."
Personally, I've seen this complete lack of ethics in the older generation for a while. We should have been building colonies in space, have flying cars and have fought World War III by now. But it looks like the profit motive is stoppping all of that from coming to pass. We can only hope that today's children will be better parents for tomorrow.
-Thabish Laceking. Writer, stockbroker.
Thabish is a former 8th-grader who's studied the 8th grade in several countries and conducted studies on the stock market, the economic importance of Brother-in-Law day, and most recently he helped break the story that showed the Chinese Navy was planning to bomb one of its own oil rigs to get some attention back on to China and gain parity with the US.