Love your children.
That’s it. That’s my 60-second solution to changing the world.
The rising generation is often considered irresponsible and inconsiderate. I know this because I’ve been told personally and countless times that this is how “we” are and that it is only getting worse. And I wouldn’t necessarily disagree. But why the change in attitude? People don’t become who they are with a snap of their fingers: they are the product of their life experiences. These life experiences include, most especially, one’s childhood.
Before blaming the generation, the source of the change should be looked at. In 2006, US citizens spent an average of 19 minutes with their children per day, and this number has only decreased since. Keep in mind, this statistic includes weekends on top of being an average including much lower numbers.
With only 60 extra seconds of love from their parents each day, children will grow up to be more responsible world-citizens, because child development is a direct result of the parenting received. Having received love, people will be more able to give it, which will in turn increase the respect of future generations. The positive cycle will continue.
So, please, love the children you decide to have. Be strict, be involved. Help them grow into beautiful people. They need your guidance early on. If every parent adjusts in this way, the world will become a better place.