This is a rant as well as a discussion.
First, some background:
On this forum and another forum I frequent I have been seeing a lot of the "Please help, I cannot figure out my assignment" type of questions. Just today in the Software Development forum someone is giving a deadline and a cry about wasting money if he/she doesn't pass. Also, my youngest son just finished a science project with 1 of 2 other boys and the 3rd boy has been whining to allow him to get a mark too.
Why do so many people expect to be rewarded (with grades, jobs, salaries, commissions, and etc.) and yet they do not feel like they should put in the work required? If I came to work everyday and didn't apply some sort of effort I wouldn't have a job!
A little more context for my son's scenario, the 3 boys were supposed to meet during the Christmas holidays, 3 times, to work on their project. The one who did not attend had excuses like, my dad can't drop me off and pick me up (and still refused when I offered a ride, he wasn't aloud to be driven by me) or his family was having a movie night and therefore he couldn't attend. I don't even remember the very first excuse. Either way, it all adds up to a 0 for him and my son told him that (but with nicer words). The kid begged a bit but then conceded to not being able to mooch grades for 0 effort.
This all brings me to the following conclusion; there is absolutely no accountability or honour from people anymore. I know of people that have children and when those children are bad (in my opinion) they are not given hell for being bad. They are bad in school but it's the teachers' faults according to these parents. There one son took a knife to school but it was another kid's fault, even thought that other kid was not packing weapons.
Accountability, accept it and feel good about yourself ffs!
Sorry for the rant but I'm hoping this resonates with those that want everything for nothing.
Have a great day!