Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spirit Of Self Blinds Those To Never Connect The Dots

Self is that old rebellious fist that denied the prophets of old and Jesus Christ. It prevails in the young and old halls of Churchianity and blinds many from fully connecting the dots - Johnny

The Ugly Transition
Gen X to Gen Y

Ron FraserColumnist

June 1, 2009 | From theTrumpet.com

What will it take for the young generation to overcome its unparalleled selfishness?

Whatever happened to basic humility? Where did the experience of shame at wrongdoing disappear to? Indeed, to where did the whole concept of “wrongdoing” flee? Does anyone know what “self-effacement” means anymore? Whatever happened to the magnanimous, seemingly innate, desire of the Anglo-American peoples to give to the benefit of fellow man with the expectation of gaining little or nothing in return?

Now it’s all about self-actualization, pride in self, promotion of self, the glorification of narcissism. The outcome of the new creed, “When do we want it? We want it NOW,” is an ugly, unkempt, sloppy, self-indulgent, greedy, grasping, demanding generation of greatly ballooned egos. Generation Y has been raised by Generation X with not even a beginning concept of the self-sacrificing demeanor of the pioneering generations that built their lands into powerful nations, who sacrificed in blood to protect their freedoms and their kith and kin back home as they fought foreign enemies on far-away foreign soil.

The senior vice president of the global advertising agency jwt, Marian Salzman, said back in 2007, “Gen Y is the most difficult workforce I’ve ever encountered, because part of them are greatest-generation great and the other part are so self-indulgent as to be genuinely offensive to know, let alone supervise” (Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 2007).

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A very timely article for both in the church and out of the church- Johnny

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