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What do we teach our children

     Was seeing  Hindi film"Badmash Company". The way hero and his friends want to earn money by hook or by crook, is bad. They want to earn money and they are not bothered about the method, even if they have to cheat someone . Initially they start with cheating the customs and getting Reebok shoes without paying any custom duty for it. Then they move on to actually cheating a person in USA.
      Does generation Y think that means are not important at all but only end which counts? They are brought up in materialistic world and they have many needs, quite a lot in fact. And for that they want money and they don't bother even if they have cheat someone. Why do they not have  many ethics? In their chase of success, do they feel it is alright to put another person in lot of trouble?
       Once I had read somewhere that children do not listen but they see. Do they see this callousness and greed in us? Are we responsible for their wrong attitude? Did we not bring up our children properly? When we were kids, our parents taught us about not hurting others, to be always on the right path and to be content in what ever we earn. And they lived that way. Did we somehow mislead our children? In our chase of success, did we tell our children that moral values are not that important?
   If so, we can correct our mistake?

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