Work ethic is a thing of the past. Nobody wants to work hard or earn their keep anymore. They would rather sit around and wait or ask for a handout.
This is not a world we want our son to grow up in. We want our son to work hard and learn what it means to earn something and to have good values. We will not be doing him any favors if we simply hand him everything he ever asks for. He will not work hard in school. He will not look to get a job or if he does it will be a work that rewards laziness. These are not traits that my wife and I have and these are not traits we want our son to have.
Rather than working hard, people protest to have the minimum wage raised. Rather than working hard, people will stand in line for handouts. Rather than work hard, people will stay in low level jobs with no room for advancement. Rather than seek an answer, people will wait for someone to give it to them. And if that is the path you choose, so be it. But please do not have the nerve to complain you can never get ahead and you cannot buy things you wish you could.
There are many paths to success and each person may seek a different path - but they all require hard work to achieve their goals. If you instill a work ethic in your children early on, they will reap the rewards forever. And this all begins with their role models - their parents.