Move over Socrates… Corrupting the youth has reached new levels. ‘Do what you have to to succeed — even if you have to lie, cheat, steel or use violence.’ This is what 40 percent of young people (teens) think according to a recent survey. At the top of their list of the unethical?
When asked to evaluate the behavior of a number of groups – business leaders, religious leaders, doctors, lawyers, police officers, teachers, professional athletes and fire fighters – teens ranked high school students second to last. In their view, only politicians are more unethical than they are.
People always fret that the younger generation has no morals or is worse than the last. But when we think about the generation in power – leading by example – names like Wright, Black, and Geddings come to mind.