If we polled 10 people, I suspect we’d get at least as many answers. Of course, the answers are dependent upon the maturity of the child, the nature of the circumstances, and several other pertinent factors. But despite the variety of responses, I’d suggest most mature individuals would have, somewhere embedded within their response, the following argument:
If children do not develop a realistic sense of consequence for their actions, they will never learn to be responsible and mature adults.
… enter Greece … and Spain… and the United States… and the list of Countries goes on and on.
Stock Markets across the world are feeling the impact of postponed consequences for actions taken by our politicians. But we can’t simply sit back and blame them… after all, households all across the world spend more than they earn… making “credit” a household word.
It’s time we learn to manage the consequences of our choices… before find ourselves in an even more challenging situation.