by Neil Gray
January 06, 2005
The attitude that "society owes me a living" prevails. Whether it's for recreation, or on the job. I run into that everyday as I train newly hired personnel and give them an orientation on good work ethic. Congratulations to Joseph Branco for recognizing the problem, and coming forth with the initiative to do something about the problem of "nothing to do." I hope the community supports his efforts. I'll reiterate what I wrote months ago about the issue.
Teaching values and incentive needs to start from family members, peers, friends, and even concerned community members. Don't wait for the handout to come to you, go out and grab a little gusto. The attitudes learned in the youth years will carry over into the "real world" so beware! I guess I could have summed up this in a few short words: Don't expect handouts. Present a solution to the problem, and encourage others to do the same. I raised three boys in Ketchikan and they never seemed to be lacking for things to do.
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