The root cause of decline in America is not that difficult to deduce.When a society becomes out of control, it is because its members elevate self-indulgence and lack self-control. In the last 50 years, human nature has not changed.However, in the first year, his book sold 750,000 copies, and within six years it sold more than 4 million.It has since sold over 50 million and has been translated into more than 40 languages. Spock’s website, it is second in sales only to the Bible.These things distressed Spock, and they would have upset had I been born back then.Children need our tender affection, understanding and respect.Selfishness, lust, covetousness and all other passions are in the human heart at birth.It is only a trained proclivity to say NO to our natural drives that keeps our passions in check – self-control is what stops us from stealing, murdering and committing adultery.
Teenage mothers abandon their newborn babies in trashcans, and every year students commit carnage on their classmates.
It is parents who must instill this important quality in each generation.
History and common sense teach us that the society in which children are not taught to keep control of their passions is destined to moral disintegration.
However, Spock’s solutions reflected total ignorance of the hedonistic bent of human nature and fostered an over-exalted sense of self-importance in children.
Homes became hotbeds for narcissism, entitlement and victim thinking.Promiscuity has become so rampant that 1 of every 4 teenage girls now has a sexually transmitted infection.