There's no app for Patriotism

Weakness spreads like a disease and everyone around you knows that you are carrying it.

My heart was deeply saddened by the loss of the four Americans who senselessly died because of negligence and cowardly people in Washington who take no responsibility for their in action. However, more disturbing is the trend that I am seeing in or country is the lack of concern for Americas safety.

Now I ask you to consider these talking points. America is fast becoming a nation of weak men an women both mentally and physically. It is now a common everyday sight to see a group of dweebs hanging out in just about any venue you can think of with their heads bowed down to their phone or Ipad oblivious to the world around them. They spend a lot of time on social networking sites and they spend even more time looking for the next cool app.

Well let me share something my thoughts on this mind numbing approach to life. America needs strong men and women who are alert and prepared to stand up for her in a selfless way. We need people from all walks of life and generations to be prepared to defend our country. What don't need is a bunch of app loving dweebs sitting on their buts expecting some one to protect them or save them if we come under attack. They need to wake up because there will be no time if another nation decides to launch an offensive. Here's my favorite saying, “ there's no app for patriotism, honor, dedication and love of your county”. Don't expect an app to save your but, get off your backside and do something to demonstrate you're ready willing and able to protect America, because if you do not you won't have to worry about any new apps and your enemy will not be interested in hearing about your Facebook page update.

Do not misunderstand me I like Facebook and other social media sites too so I am not putting them down.

This excerpt is from a recent study.

A little smug self-absorption might be a time-honored trait of at least some subsets of the under-30 crowd.

But over the past few decades the prevailing disposition among college students – today labeled Generation Y or Millennials – has slid into full-blown narcissism, according to a study released this week.

The "all about me" shift means much more than lots of traffic at self-revelatory websites such as YouTube and Facebook. It points, says the study's author, to a generation's lack of empathy, its inability to form relationships – and worse.

"Research shows [narcissists] are aggressive when they have been insulted or threatened," says Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University and lead author of the report, called "Egos Inflating Over Time." "They tend to have problems with impulse control, so that means they're more likely to, for example, be pathological gamblers [or] commit white-collar crimes."

For some, the study validates their suspicions of educational and parenting techniques that put undue emphasis on the positive: tot-level self-esteem boosterism, luxury-as-necessity entitlement, and what one calls "instant fame-ification."

By Clayton Collins,





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