Moral Decadence: Who is to Blame?


Moral values are an essential part of our culture and by not adopting these moral values, we destroy our culture – decadence

A country’s first impression is its culture and by neglecting moral values, we neglect our culture and by extension, our country.

The big question however is ‘who is to blame for the morale decadence in our society? On whose door steps should the bulk of this moral dilapidation be placed?

Many have blamed parents; some have put the blame on teachers while quite a number of persons have placed the fault at the footsteps of our political leaders. However, for us to move forward, we must all take responsibility for the failure of our value system.

We cannot afford to trade blames or play the blame game. Each and every one of us is guilty and must take a portion of the blame. As parents, we have passed the wrong values to our children. As teachers, we have taught our students the wrong values.

As business men, we have exemplified the wrong values in our dealings with our clients. As leaders in our various fields, we have failed in modeling the right values to the people who look up to us. As such, each and every one of us must take a portion of the blame.

In the words of Jim Rohn; “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of”.

Each of us must take on the challenge of embarrassing and living by the right values and also model same. We must begin to live by the right values.

Let’s take responsibility and initiate a value change.

If our nation must change, our values must change first.

Always remember that “change will not happen if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for; we are the change that we seek”



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