Many are always quick to point out how children tend to have a difficult time following directions, or concentrating. But what about adults? Adults always seem to want the high paying jobs and be part of something special, but many just don’t want to do the work or put in the effort. They just simply have a difficult time following very basic directions. You will be surprised at home many business owners constantly complain about their employees with college degrees who just can’t follow very basic and simple directions. What kind of example is this setting for your children, whom you want to listen to you?
Some people say that it is all in the way that you were raised. What many people fail to realize is that some adults may have had ADD or ADHD as children, and possibly never diagnosed. This can therefore cause additional problems with adults being able to follow simple directions or to concentrate. If you were one of those kids who had parents that enforced listing in your house then you probably have no problems as an adult following directions. Then there is always the group of people who just feel that rules in general do not apply to them. For some reason this seems to be a very large group of people. When it comes to following rules I’m not just referring to in the office or on the job. I am also referring to those adults who feel that they don’t have to follow traffic rules as well. Did you know that one of the largest reasons there are so many accidents on a daily basis is because people refuse to follow very basic traffic rules? Not only are they putting there own life at risk, but they are also putting other lives at risk as well. To make matters worse it seems that the younger generation that is currently being raised in broken homes, and by very young mothers, are going to be the next group of drivers to hit the road in the next five to ten years.
This is not to insinuate in any way that young mothers are going to have horrible children. It’s just that unfortunately these mothers have to spend the majority of their time working, and don’t have the time to spend with their young children. The end result is a lot of unsupervised children who don’t know how to follow basic rules. These children then grow into adults. So to answer the question of why adults have a hard time following directions based on my research I have found that it is because of the way that they were raised for some of them. For others they just don’t seem to think certain rules apply to them.