Older people on the streets and the various radio programmes lament the demise of Vincentian society. They ponder and are bothered by the almost total loss of respect for others by our children. They wonder how we have come to a stage where children can pass older people on the streets and not have the decency to ev
en acknowledge them, to say nothing about the ‘good mornings’.
Our political leaders do not always show good example and it has often been said that the Parliamentary sessions leave many a student with a very nauseous feeling in respect of the kind of leadership that stands before them.
At the workplace it is difficult to find employees eager to give a day’s work for a day’s pay. Many staff are wont to spend much of their work time on Face Book or chatting online with friends and family than deliver an honest day’s work for the employer. Employers are often themselves not the very best at showing good example in respect of their own discipline. Indeed there may well be a feeling that Singing Sandra’s calypso about ‘dying with my dignity’ may well have more significance today than at the time of its first airing several years ago, so ill disciplined have some of our employers become.
The field of play
On the field of play we seem to expect miracles. We forget that sport is played as much with the mental faculties fully operational as it is with the physical body.
We lament the inability of our athletes to do well when the coaches around them lead with poor examples, when their coaches pay no attention to time management and appear only too eager to provide excuses for every act of indiscretion. Many fail to live up to the very expectations that they have instilled in their charges and seem not to care.
Administrators are often no better than the coaches in respect of their own discipline.