Are we imparting the right values to the next generation?

By Arthur Lee

Today’s top hit on social media would definitely have to be the story of how a parent told his daughter that he will cause trouble for a hawker stall because of what the hawker did to the former’s daughter.

If you think its not too big a deal, you need to give it another thought.

To be honest, this is a perfect example of discrimination.

While it’s not known how the hawker told the little girl to put back the eating utensils which she took without permission, the parent of the child did not have the right to react in such a way.

And to make matters worse, he chose to teach his child to not only lie but falsely accuse another party. What sort of values is he imparting on to his children?

Hawkers are workers and humans too, and ought to be respected and appreciated like all other professions and jobs.

Not everyone works in a desk-bound, air-conditioned environment, but at the very least, we need to show mutual respect to each other, no matter the status and profession. Too often, the phrase “the customer is always right” has been misused – as in this case.

I shudder to think of how the next generation will grow up to be if parents teach their children this sort of values.

What’s the point of acing their studies but not having morally upright children with sound values?

This article first appeared on Five Stars And A Moon. It is reproduced with permission.


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