So if you have kept on on my blog, you have read that Gen Y is sometimes labeled the "entitlement generation." I am glad to say that this is not always true and not everyone has labeled all Gen Y workers this way.
As part of being very entitled or at least being perceived as being that way, Gen Y has come across as dreamers when it come to the work place. Gen Y pictures working at a job that they love. They imagine the "perfect job" and desire it. They will go out of their way to have it.
They have seen their parents work way too many hours, not being home, and not being happy. they do not want that.
Gen Y is relational. They desire conversion and a comfortable workplace. Gen Y workers have come across as whiny, selfish, and lazy to older employers who did not have the same luxuriates that Gen Y has and demands. For example: flexible hours, more benefits, less time at work, more money, less rules in the office, more work at home/from computer opportunities , ease and convenience.
The reality is that us Gen Ys probably should not be asking of so much from our first or second employers. If we want dream jobs we need to realize that we have to work the grunt jobs first and work our way into better jobs via success and hard work. A lot of Gen Ys get out of college and have no work expireice yet they expect the world to evolve around them. That bothers, even me. They have a good record and they have done plenty of hours of service with college organizations and maybe even had leadership expiriences, but they still have no idea how the real world works. And one behalf of other Gen Yers I asay that I am sorry.
Year after Year we have seen the largest classes of high schools to graduate nation wide. Every year more and more students are completing High school than ever.
Not only are more students graduating high school, but more and more students are entering college. This means that the pool of talent and the level of competitiveness among college football students is higher than ever.
Ultimately, this means more fun for us fans!
Being a youth ministry oriented blog, I do want to issue a warning for parent alumni - kid relations.
1. Do not force your children to go to the same school as you
2. Do not put significance in your childrens' ability to play football and/or talent
....everything is going up! Sure you might place blame on "inflation" but there is something greater going on....something so simple that people are missing it.
Think logically with me.
All of those items require transportation right? (Food, toys, paper)...
And Oil is a natural resource that Asia countries have quickly learned to embrace. This means that it is running out even faster than usual. So the answer to will oil ever drop soon = unlikely unless we start drilling in Canada/Alaska...
But then even after we take all of that oil in less than sixty years the price is going to sky rocket again. IT IS A NATURAL RESOURCE!
To answer the main question:
We know that oil is bound to stay a high price and likely continue to go up...
Continue to think logically with me.
If all other items in America require transportation, they also require oil.
If oil is high, then transportation costs more,
if transportation costs more
then the final price is going to be higher than usual.
It is an artificial inflation.
Technically it is not inflation which is the problem, just oil.
Oil goes up and so does everything else.
The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
It is about respect.
Traditional definition: "The word 'tolerance' simply means 'sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own.' By definition, to tolerate someone implies that you do not agree with his views, You're simply willing to indulge them."
It is not about agreeing, but recognizing.
Another way of saying it is "bearing or putting up with someone or something not especially liked".
However, today in the post modern culture, the word has been redefined to 'all values, all beliefs, all lifestyles, all truth claims are equal.' Once, tolerance was defined as recognizing and respecting others' beliefs and practices even without sharing them. Tolerance would often necessarily entail enduring, or putting up with, someone or something not especially liked.
But today's definition of tolerance is very different. Now, a "tolerant" person views all values, beliefs, lifestyles, and truth claims as equal. This language shift is eloquently described in Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler's 1998 book, The New Tolerance.
Where this new tolerance reigns, there can be no hierarchy of truth, and no standard by which to discern between competing truth claims. Every man's position must be praised and considered equally valid. This is because the new tolerance considers all truth claims to be mere opinions--not absolutes that are true across time and cultures, but culturally created and culturally conditioned ideas.
By this new standard, any system of belief which claims to be transcendent and absolute--making truth claims that are not qualified as relative according to time, place, and person--is considered to be "intolerant." In a society which scorns absolutes and denies the existence of any natural law written on the heart, or any intrinsic human nature, there can be only one universal virtue--tolerance--and that virtue must be enforced with almost religious fervor.
I live efficient with structure. I like some structure. i like to be productive and efficient.
I have lived very free and spontaneous the past few months but now I am ready to come back to structure. I miss it.
Even as a college student, I lived a life of habit. I had a calendar and worked for so many hours, class so many hours, and extra circular activities, as well as organization, and then I FOUND time during my free time for anything else that was IMPORTANT.
When I do not have a lot of structure in my life, or I have too much free time I do not need to find time, I need to waste it. And I have wasted a lot of time recently. I have not really done the things that are important to me. I just do "whatever." Maybe I am not very well-discipled when given a lot of freedom. But I assure you when I am under a time line, deadline, pressure... I make time for what is important. I am well-discipled when I am given structure.
Does anyone else feel the same way?