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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zanti Misfit
There is Nothing Wrong with it , the Country has Gone Wrong . How do we Fix that ? Any Suggestions ?
Only on a personal level. Get your kids off the electric light box before they build a dependancy. Teach them to read, reading is a guarantee they will learn in the future, get them interested in bugs, critters, plants buy a microscope, a telescope, teach them abut the world around them , how to interact, not over react, not give in to teasing, bullying, how to handle peer pressure, mistakes, failure.
Things are immaterial, relationships with other live bodies, tantamount. What we do and say, not what others think of us. Try not to lie, cheat or steal, don't go along with the mob, nationalistic fervor, what everyone else is doing.
Don't get sucked into beliefs, clubs, organizations that forgo personal identity and freedom to choose supplanting that for the all.
Consequences… don't reproach them for making mistakes and learning, praise good behavior.
Frankly this does not work for the majority of people, the world is actually NOT that interesting, stop trying to tell people that if they just look around it actually might become so.
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
When I was growing up the street lights were our signal it was time to go inside. We rode our bikes everywhere and the house with all the bikes in front if it was the place to be. We watched tv, but it was an event the whole family joined in after dinner, which was also a family event. I watched cartoons until my favorite, Speed Racer, was taken off the air for being too violent. I played with cap guns and pea shooters. If no one had a football or a baseball we made up games to play. And we had fun. I had a chemistry set and a wood burning kit. I played with lawn darts. I survived and no one had to go to jail. It was a different time and I miss it very much.