Let's not say that our job as adults is to shield young people from the world. Our job is to socialize young people and prepare them to stand on their own two feet.
Last edited by madman; 10-12-12 at 02:29 PM.
My instincts tell me it should be 50/50. Spend 4 hours a day learning to read and write, and the other 4 learning real world skills. Spend a few months at one company, and rotate.
There just needs to be more healthy interaction with kids of different ages and different types of adults so they can learn. In my mind, it's not normal for a 15 year old girl's entire world to consist of other 15 year olds. That's a purely modern and artificial construct.
I too, agree with maggies post. However, ill add another reason for parents not being involved. I think it has very much to do "American Way"/"Capitalism". It's the materialist mentality. Our society says make as much money as you possibley can by working 7 days a week 12hrs a day. This is one of the breakdowns. Then you have parents that have to work 2 jobs just to make ends meet. This is, yet another breakdown. Both of these examples leaves the kid at home alone for hours on end.
My wife is a teacher, and as of now, there's not enough time in the day to teach everything that they are supposed to. Cutting education down to 4 hours a day is not a good idea. If anything, perhaps 1-2 hrs more is needed in the day.
The way it is right now, work life and family life are totally split and separate. I don't think that's a good thing for the psyche.
I think hard work is good for the soul, it makes you feel accomplished. Imagine back in the day before there were public schools and roads and cars.... everyone had a family farm. Dad would plow the field, mom would milk the cow, little Johnny would collect eggs, and life is good. Guess what, Johnny is going to be a good farmer by the time he grows up.
Today, we send him off to 8 hours a day of schooling with 40 other kids in his class, where he can learn how to farm from a textbook and an old lady who's never done anything but teach.
All I'm saying is why should corporations get to do all the taking.... they take our labor.... but they don't have to be involved with the community at all? They should play a role in educating the next generation.
The school yard and the prison exercise yard are very similar. When you have a kid getting set up for a gang beat down, well, that's what inmate gangs do.
There's no hope for humanity. We are all scourges and that's all we'll ever be.
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Its perfectly natural. Its a shame that people bully and commit suicide but thats just part of life. It sucks i know, but its life.
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I mean, look at your signature:
"Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence, and enjoy it to the full."
There is no way you actually believe the things you say. Defer all responsibility to the future generations? The world is ours to ransack? Nah. I'm not buying it.
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