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We have lost our morals and values as a society

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM



One Sunday morning early this year, I was travelling along the Hagley Park Main Road in the vicinity of the St Andrew Parish Church when I noticed a very young boy and girl coming from church. They were trying to cross the road, but due to an absence of a pedestrian crossing, it proved a challenge. Only one Good Samaritan stopped and allowed them to cross safely. Many times I observe that elderly women and men are subjected to the same fate. Gone are the days when young people had respect for our elders. A young lady and I had a verbal spat in regards to the car window which was opened as she thought that I was the one who opened it as the rain was falling incessantly. It later turned out the taxi driver had opened it in error. However, when I was trying to explain, she was adamant that I keep quiet. What I found really perplexing was the fact that she belted out a series of expletives about my mother, which leads me to wonder: What will be the state of or our young people for years to come? Are we mindful that it will be increasingly difficult to choose real leaders of our nation in the foreseeable future?

Do we reasonably expect to believe that we will be a much better society in the years to come? How are we going to achieve Vision 2030 if these values and attitudes remain the same in our society?

We cannot develop as a society if anarchy seems to be the order of the day. That is why I honestly believe that we still need men and women of integrity to keep setting the norms so that our society will be able to conform going forward.

Daniel Morgan, MBA

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University of the West Indies