Thus read a sign posted at Alcatraz for the reading pleasure of its inmates.
In my medical practice, I am constantly irritated by patients talking on the phone or listening to their iPods as I am trying to get a history so that I can help them. These children have such a sense of entitlement; they feel that they should be able to do what they want while “the grownups” take care of all their problems. They actually get offended when you have to push to get some direct input. Now, I am not saying that we should treat our children as prisoners. However, with the addition of the word “love,” don’t you think it might be a better world if the words from the Alcatraz sign were posted in the bedrooms of all the children in the country?