It’s an old saying, but that doesn’t make it any less applicable when it comes to understanding
that decisions have consequences.
As Principal of McClure Law, I see the back end of poor decision making every day. That’s
especially true in our family law practice, where so many relationships seem to break down
because nobody stopped to think about how their behaviour might affect a loved one, including
Yes, eventually the chickens come home to roost – and all too often they do so in
the presence of lawyers.
It might sound old-fashioned, but I firmly believe that an absence of moral behaviour is fuelling
a growing avalanche of relationship breakdowns and even criminal activity. If it makes you
more comfortable, call it a basic lack of common sense.
So even though it might not be fashionable, I’m proud to say that I believe in old-school morals.
There’s nothing wrong with remaining faithful, being honest, and putting the needs of the family
first. In fact, respecting one another enough to maintain an exclusive bond is the best way to
teach your kids that some things are worth protecting through communication, compromise
and plain hard work.
After all, as adults isn’t it our job to teach our children right from wrong
and good old-fashioned morals as they leave the nest?
Behaviour or actions that need to be kept a secret from a life-partner are rarely a good thing.
Thinking beyond the moment to the long-term consequences of making a poor decision is
something we could all benefit from. Because eventually, the chickens will come home to roost
and that’s the traumatic (and expensive) truth.
What do you think?
“I’m doing really well and couldn’t be happier. Somewhere in all of this you have
to take some of the credit for playing a part in steering me back on the right track
with all of my matters. Keep being awesome Shane team.