When i was young(born 74), we played outside even if it was raining, snowing or hot as hell. We builded huts in the forest, cooked our food on fires,
played with knives, bows and arrows, we rode our bmx bikes "24hrs" and didn´t care about little wounds, dirt or whatever.
Today, i am almost never ill, have no allergies, i am not fat. The exact contrary of what even kids nowadays look like.
But we had our videogames(remember playing pong at my cousins house when i was really young) too, and for sure we watched movies galore, you know,
that evil VHS video tapes, that will ruin the whole generation of kids, after Jazz, RocknRoll and Comics failed to do so...
But there is a difference. We met to play videogames or watch movies together, while the kids nowadays don´t have to meet anymore, they do it by
Fakebook and all that "social" media stuff, there is no need for them to meet others in real life anymore.
But i guess there is another reason for the kids behaviour nowadays.
In germany those trendy hipster parents are called helicopter parents. Because they are like helicopters that guard their kids 24/7, never let them
out of sight. They want to protect their kids from all evil, not mentioning that exactly this behaviour hurts their kids, these kids can´t learn how
to deal with anything, they even can´t strengthen their immune sytem, because they are forbidden to play in the dirt, outsides, where "all evil
It´s those parents that give their kids those spyPhones, so they can use them as what they are, as bugging devices. And then comes it´s second use,
to morph people from people to consumers!
We went outside, closed the door and had to deal with life for ourselves then, without our parents help for everything, without them guarding us 24/7.
We could learn to deal with problems for ourselves. Today, those hipster parents cage their kids, when they are lucky there is a private backyard
where they can play "outsides", under the control of their parents, watching if the kids don´t get too much sun, rain, light, fresh air, nature...
It´s the parents that raise their kids and show them how to deal with life, or let them learn by themselves how to deal with life. But most parents
nowadays are feared, feared from everything, as wished. And thats the way the raise their kids, those parents act like the "goodwill-stasi", those
parents are BigBrother for their kids, Brave New World.
But this kids are "lucky", because when their parents die, there is the states bigbrother that will protect them, guide them through life, with laws
The fear campaign works fine, look at parents and their kids nowaydays!
It´s not only the spyPhones and that "social" media fault!
Parents should guide their kids and let them life their lifes for themselves, as far as it is needed to grow!
Not Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and all that hyped "stars" and products should be the idols of kids, not the fear of
the feared parents should be projected to their kids, by the way the raise them.
edit on 27 3 2016 by DerBeobachter because: (no reason