originally posted by: YachiruKusajishi
I have a toddler who is currently going through the terrible twos. So this got me thinking today about a joke I once heard. "Terrible Twos are that
awkward time between 2 and death." So my theory is that is why the world sucks so badly. That's why we essentially have grown ups throwing temper
tantrums over some really dumb things. They haven't gotten out of their Terrible Twos.
I know my daughter throws a whooper of a fit over naps and bed time and usually she needs it the most then. So what if these "adults" are still in the
same phase as a toddler. Some of the things I have heard on MSM and here at ATS makes me think that yes they are in fact stuck in this stage of
What do you think ATS? Is it possible that en masse large portions of the world, especially the USA, are stuck in the "Terrible Twos"? What do you
think can resolve this? A nap maybe?
Sorry this idea just hit me today and caught me as incredibly funny.
Thanks for your time!
Today I thought about this and what came to me in doing so wasn't funny, so I think it's great you brought this up and are thinking about it too but
finding some humor in it. I guess if you think about it, cracking a smile is better than crying in despair.
It hit me today that what we see as the terrible two's, with the tantrums, wasn't normal behavior at one time., but has been considered normal
behavior in modern times for toddlers around two years of age. I am thinking it occurs from being over stimulated living in a modern environment. This
would encompass things we wouldn't consider such as listening to music that comes from a source such as a radio, ( I'm not addressing the content
here, just the "magical box" where grown-ups talk and songs are played.) and traveling at high speeds in a metal container with wheels, known as the
car, unusual looking, super vibrant colored baby toys that are complexly made, talking animal or nonhuman character toys, so many brightly colored
products on grocery store shelves, artificial lighting, just to name a few. I don't need to get into the other ones, we all know what those are, tv
and so on. So add the ones you wouldn't have thougt about to the ones you know are obvious. Those things I just mentioned, as far as we know, didn't
exist at one time for thousands of years. And if some did at one point, they probably were only available to the wealthy.
So I am thinking there is a legit transformation that happens around this age in the toddler's brain that naturally occurs, is being tweaked
unnaturally by the over stimulation of modern times which directs what is supposed to naturally occur in their brain at that time, to having tantrums.
I am thinking that just the results of the tantrums existing and being part of the toddler's experience, is very bad for them. The amount of
unbridled rage produced in a human being that young, would be similar to a 2 year old living 500 years ago, in a war zone, under constant warring
conditions. The rage is pure stress related. Then having these toddlers experience the rage, many times, changes their personality in a negative way
to what it would have been in the olden days living in an unstressful environment, resulting in a different personality. I think medical
professionals are saying it's normal now, because for many generations, all babies are having these tantrums. So it's normal now, but not really
I am tending to believe now, that the only thing that can be done if they have a tantrum, is to comfort the baby while they are having one. I'm not
saying to give them what they want if the tantrum was triggered by refusing them something, I'm saying to comfort them and soothe them with words and
songs and hugs and stroking of hair. Hard to do because of the wiggling but do it anyway. Many parents have been told to dicipline them if they have
them or ignore them, walk away. Some parents just give them what they want to avoid one. Both are unwise. Ask yourself if it would be appropriate to
leave a child who's in a war zone and having a tantrum. Of course not. But I really feel the tantrum state in 2 year olds in past ages occurred only
under severe trauma and that in modern day society, the toddlers need to be treated with total compassion. The state they work themselves into is so
unhealthy for them. On the other hand, if a parent gives them what they want after they said no, to avoid a full melt down, the parent loses their
credibility as authority and repeatedly doing this creates manipulative minds early on.
Adults acting the same way as a toddler having a tantrum, in a sense, obviously not as overt as a toddler does it, is simply due to their experience
of rageful outbursts at such an early age that went on for months or even years. It's not normal so as adults they will never be truly normal.
I'm not saying comfort is a cure all, but what else is there to do if you live in an industrialized society and have a kid. What I am saying is when
they have one, be a comforter and soother. Don't ever walk away, speak angry to them or dicipline them when they have one. Once a toddler reaches that
point they are experiencing and acting out trauma reserved only for having experienced the most terrible horrific conditions ever. Pray for them and
ask Jesus Christ to keep their God given brain wiring intact as you soothe them in a tantrum. Use your whole being to surround your toddler with good
energy and push the harmful out.
Keeping the baby in a protective womb-like environment with only natural stimulation, meaning all the way down to natural light, horse and buggy,
bicycle transportation, if it's necessary to have to travel and can't walk, music coming from real instruments, voices coming from real adults that is
there in real time, not recorded, simple toys, keeping them away from grocery stores, tv and so forth, up until the age of 4 or 5 when they can
communicate effectively, would be ideal. They go from a protective tight environment being in the womb and should be kept that way until their brain
can handle the stimulation better.
edit on 8-4-2016 by WhiteWingedMonolith because: Additional thought