If we let our children get away with wrong doings ,simply by ignoring the act or covering it up, without a flinch are we protecting them or pushing them towards destruction?
There is always a punishment/control for a mistake/crime , and it starts with a mistake , unintentional in the beginning and later intentional. A child lies and plays, thinking that it is right.. if in a joking way, parents ignore and don’t tell them how it will later develop into a bad habit. The child repeats and slowly finds out , that a lie can protect him from many odd situations , his habit of lying develops..now he cheats..then he plans a fraud and finally embezzles . Lands up in jail or kills someone in real.
His value system becomes weak , and reduced to tatters because his sense of recognizing a sin is not actually making him stop. Why we learn and where we learn, has no excuse for continuing to practice wrong notions, even though we acknowledge that our values are immoral. We further indulge in self deception, by telling our inner voice ,”others are liars too “, I lie only when I get into a tight spot. Convenient ! isn’t it ?
Suppose there is a fire burning and engulfing the area, would we run or stay as others get burned and charred..we run :) we escape that pain and possible death..we are trying to protect our life. Then why not protect our soul ?
Protecting ourselves and our children must include learning and teaching good moral values ,it doesn’t matter if 90% of population where we reside have wrong thinking , remember only that darkness is everywhere but light source even if limited can enlighten everyone anywhere..