My teacher Dr. Williamson sent me this and it shows me one reason why society has been corrupted to the level that it has been corrupted.
"The blame game is something that you will encounter, no matter what grade you will be teaching. (See below)
1. Whose Fault Is It? Not Mine!
The college professor who said, “Such wrong in the student is a shame, lack of preparation in high school is to blame.”
Said the high school teacher, “Good heavens, that boy is a fool. The fault, of course, is with the middle school.”
The middle school teacher said, “From such stupidity may I be spared, they sent him to me so unprepared.”
The primary teacher said, “The kindergarteners are blockheads all; they call it preparation, why it is worse than none at all.”
The kindergarten teacher said, “Such lack of training never did I see; what kind of mother must that woman be.”
The mother said, “Poor helpless child; he’s not to blame , for you see, his father’s folks are all the same.”
Said the father, at the end of the line, “I doubt the rascal is even mine.”
The trick is not to continue the cycle of blame, but to take responsibility for educating those in your showing those by meeting them where they are."
My comments now I think that we should not start a fear-mongering trip to get everyone in the church on gear. I have seen that and I think it is sinful to just complain about problems.
What I think we should do..
We should calm down,breath in, and look at the situation. One thing we must realize is that stuff doesn't happen to you.Most of life's conditions don't happen to just hit you on the head. Most of life instances happen steadily,slowly and plenty of warning. So we must not react to life but we must control our life. We must turn it around and say I happen to it for God's glory. When you live not in a reaction to everything it brings out what is best and wise. Problems are solved and good things happen. Now for the conditions in life that may hit you on the head we must prepare for so that way we can avoid heartache. Preparation will make it easier to adapt and even thrive in hard times.
“The blame game” reflection
After I read the article and reflected on it I have come up with a few conclusions. I see that the blame game deters learning and accountability to no one. If everyone blames their problems on someone else then no one takes responsibility and nothing gets done. It splits everyone up and cause more confusion on who should lead and where we should go. It is not one person’s job to help someone it is everyone’s responsibility to help students become great. The student and the teacher/pastor are both 100 percent responsible for a student’s growth. The parent’s and the community is 100 percent responsible for the student learning. The government is also 100 percent responsible. The church is 100 percent responsible. Everyone is responsible for contributing as much as possible to everyone to help each other complete a self-less purpose.
I think we have to think in terms of culture for the solution to our problems in macrocosm, the big picture. I think the “blame game” creates a culture of laziness, devolution of leadership, and ultimately chaos. If people take responsibility for their lives--they live proactively to their situation and look for solutions. If people point responsibility to someone else then no leads no one accomplishes goals.
The lack of direction is caused by confusion. People can not individually and corporately aim for something to accomplish if they do not know what they are responsible for doing. I think that if people would help each person bring out their passions of what a person is built for, then that culture will succeed.
A person’s passion may seem nonexistent because people may not see their purpose. A person may not understand themselves to perceive what would be the best option. Passion does not start as an inferno but a simple spark of interest. A person’s passion maybe stomped out by Satan's lies as well through bad circumstances that have hindered their perception from seeing themselves and others fully as God sees them. We must not look at him small and say he can't do that with me. There are no things God can not do there are things though that God will not do such as sin. If people understand each other’s purpose then goals in a culture can be set up for people to work together.
People can work to help each other develop the character and skills needed for individual and corporate success.God can and will raise you up for the character and skills to do his will for our lives.
Passion can be misguided. A person may not understand themselves to precieve what would be the best option.
One example is that a 2 foot person can not most likely be on an NBA basketball team. The person can not jump high enough to dunk a shot and probably can not defend well enough to be trusted with the ball. Now say this 2 foot person was Michael Jordan at 5 years old, his season is not there yet but logically he can grow up towards the NBA jersey. If this 2 foot person was Yoda then he could play basketball because of his skills not because of his size. Skill is a form of wisdom. His wisdom is at a level to except the responsibility and the other needs to grow. For a 5 year old Michael Jordan the best thing he can do is learn to dribble not dunk.
Responsibility comes with time,skill and stewardship with better character in mind. God may not give you certain responsibilities for your best interest. God sees our greatest potential and knows what will do the most for him. He may not give you something now because he sees what will give you better satisfaction and him glory in the long run. God thinks in long runs. Your character is important to him and he wants it to thrive always growing so you are more like him.
Some important lessons to become most like him.
We must savor where we are and make the most of it for the greatest blessing.
We must look where the character he is giving us and the skills that he is giving us.
We must also look at passion that is being built to do his work greatly.
We must consider carefully what is the greatest reason for pursuit of a particular responsibility to work towards a particular goal.
We must give him the credit for the work,character and skill so as to live God-centered.
Our general aim is/or should be to glorify God and enjoy him forever.When we give everything to God all of ourselves it glorifies God--giving him great pleasure. If our purpose is not renewed then we will feel that life has no overall purpose that is selfless. It is turned to selfishness and short-sighted. Goals can be set for a particular aim that benefits themselves and others. The best way to find our purpose is to serve others for God's glory. A common assumption is that people have a worldview that supports a better culture for a better purpose. I think that people may have a corrupt assumption of their purpose. Their purpose is being carried out with little responsibility; it is selfish and destructive to society. You can see the consequences of selfishness and selflessness; selflessness leads to the building of a greater civilization and selfishness destroys it. A selfish society creates more confusion of a person's greatest potential purpose further breaking down society.
Cultural and individual growth in purpose must come from positive infinite external beliefs that fit into God's perfect pleasure for pleasing himself which will please us if we follow him. Cultural and individual downfall will come through negative limited selfish beliefs.
The aim we must strive to create is a positive selfless Christ-glorifying culture of accountability. A culture with these things in mind will lead to showing people a pure purpose and a better life for everyone.