by Michael Pearl as quoted by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife – Children are Bored, Impatient, Easily Upset and Friendless
Editor’s note: Interesting little bit of fear-mongering Lori’s using to scare people into teaching their children to be hard workers. I’m not sure work ethic is one of those things that can be necessarily taught so much as modeled and encouraged. This is the third piece quoted from Lori’s posting on children yet there’s nothing in her article to support her assertion that kids are easily upset and friendless.
“Teaching a child to love working is one of the greatest gifts you can impart. I have spent over 2,000 hours ministering in the prisons, and I have seen men released only to return six months later. I have also met other released inmates at the work place years after they did their time. Without doubt, the thing that most determines whether or not a man will make it in the outside world or be recycled through the system again and again is whether or not he is lazy. The hard worker gets a job and stays busy with no time to hang out and idle away at home or on the street. He has self-respect, a vision, and goals, and he is happy succeeding. The lazy man is self-loathing and bored, seeking meaning in things that will land him back in prison. Furthermore, a hard worker is admired and liked, whereas a lazy man is scorned and despised by his peers. There is no such thing as a successful lazy man.” (Michael Pearl) Don’t allow your children to be lazy but you must be an example to them of working hard.
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