Do we live in a society where advancement is more important then ethics or honesty? Sometimes, its hard to tell when media and celebrities are considered. We often see those that are the most physically attractive, have the most money, or are the most popular gain in advancement in our society the fastest. However, in the workplace this isn’t uusally how it usually works. There are always situations that don’t follow this. But in the work place, most advancements occur when employees are found to be hardworking, innovative, money saving, and team players. Advancments in the workplace go to those who hopefully have earned them. Is this type of advancment that young people are learning, or is it the one they see enacted on television and internet websites? Are kids going to be shocked when their latest designer jeans, don’t get them a raise at work?
Its important for kids to understand the difference between the make believe world of advancement and the real world that exists for those of us who live in it. For most people, advancement in a career, academically, or otherwise comes after lots of work, creative thinking, team playing, and time. Its not somnething that is based on looks, cell phone ring tones, or hair color. Its based on skill, knowledge, creatvity, and lots and lots of hard work. One of the largest problems comes that many young people today think they will just be handed upward mobility on a platter. Everything has been handed to them so far, so why shouldn’t everything continue to be. They often feel backhanded when they come into the real world after high school or college and realise that it doesn’t work that way.