Friday, January 8, 2016

Five Minute Friday: "First"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.


"And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted." - Matthew 23:12

Why do people feel like they have to be first at everything?  Yes, I love a spirit of competition, but the "me first" attitude causes more lost friendships. bankruptcies, and car crashes than a little bit. 

I see it at my workplace often.  I'm waiting on a customer (who was there first, by the way).  Invariably someone walks up to the counter, ignores the customer I'm serving, and rudely interrupts, plus get his/her panties in a wad if I ask him/her to wait until I'm done with my other customer. 

What has happened to us?  We make kids think that a good work ethic is beneath them, but bathe them the entitlement mentality.  The very things that would advance them in the world we loathe, but let little Ronnie Boo-Boo not get to use the water fountain first at summer camp and a torrent of tears and drama are to follow.  This mess is exactly why I "retired" from teaching.



  1. Oh, my! It is unfortunate, the current state of affairs that is. I am a teacher still teaching and am thankful for the students I have that are able to wait their turn without complaining. May we be the witness the world needs to see.