By now, most of you have seen the following commercial by Liberty Mutual Insurance:
I despise the commercial. No, despise isn’t a strong enough word.
Look at what is shows. You have three teens who got a flat tire. What do they do? Call someone else.
Think about that sad statement. They called someone else.
Just thirty years ago this would have been considered laughable. If I did this in high school my friends would have laughed at me. I’d be known as the guy who couldn’t change a flat.
In a way this shows how backwards our thinking has become. When a problem arises we have to call someone else. We don’t roll up our sleeves and dig in and solve the problem, or in this case, change the tire.
I had friends in high school who could change out the engine of their car, and even a few girls. Today, how many can say the same thing in an upscale school district? Probably not many.
Back when I went to high school, if this commercial came out we’d have laughed at it. Today, people think its a good idea.
We continue moving in the wrong direction.