posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 08:04 PM
a reply to: ArnoldNonymous
The only problem with the "disorder" is that there is an incentive for people to stay indoors - I mean, heck, why go outside when you can own
someone on Call of Duty? Combine that with parents that are worried every passing stranger means their child harm (not to mention every scrape can
lead to loosing a limb), and the fact that many places now aren't as safe as they used to be, and there's ample reason for a kid to sit inside on a
perfectly nice day.
I grew up in a rural town, and my parent's made it easy for me: If you stay indoors, there was a good chance you would be nominated to do chores
(computer, internet, and TV time were considered privileges, not rights). Mine had no problem letting me stay out in the woods from dawn to dusk, and
on weekends or breaks, I was allowed to stay out even later (especially when taking the dog for walks). Then again, I had that natural drive to stay
outdoors, and even now, I mope because I can't get outside with my regular 9-5.
If I were a parent in today's age, I'd be leery about letting my kids do the same thing; but I also know that if I can survive, and the kids were
officially mine, then I also know they will most likely be like me, and also survive. I might not give them the same freedom I had, but it would still
be enough to suffice.