I am utterly sick of
So we will keep the girls directed to things like "chessed projects" that consist of shopping sprees. I am not making this is up. This is the latest proposal my daughter came up with. When she first said "chessed project," I said why not visit a nursing home or a hospital? Now, that is a true chessed begufo -- giving of oneself. But that is not what they propose to do. Instead, this "chessed" consists of buying candy and cutsie pencils for children who don't have them -- a task that is much more fun for a young girl than brightening up the day of a sick and/or old person with her presence.
It is so very ladies who lunch, by which I mean that it is something that costs money, is fun for the person doing it, and is stuck in the realm of the trivial. Yes, as my daughters always say, our standards are rather too high for this generation. But this generation is directed not to reach for the stars but for the carpet on the floor. When the bar is that low, there is no motive for a person to ever aspire higher.