a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I so agree and I see the results of this way too often. Too many people think it is about "things" and they teach their children the same.
Love is not defined by the amount of pre-stage landfill you drown your children with. I see children with so many things that the parents have to pay
monthly for a storage unit to hold the things they don't even use any more and are not likely to use again.
When I was a young I would sit with my grandfather and listen to the radio. We were one of the first families in the area to have a TV, so watching TV
was a community affair. Both radio and TV set the path for were we are now. We were slow walked to the gallows.
Radio, TV, phone lines, all started out as technology that involved family and community. With time the focus on family was stripped away and
community was soon to follow. We went from compassion, sharing and tolerance to being all about self. Treat others the way you want to be treated, has
changed to attack others for not thinking the way you think, and believing that your wants come first even at the expense of others.
When I was young, one of the first things I learned was life is not fair. My mother, and life itself, drilled that lesson home fairly early in my
life. Today children talk about their "rights". I can't seem to get through to them that while they are banking on someone respecting their "rights",
that someone believes they have the right to step on yours.
Children of the digital age communicate differently. They socialize differently, they have very little tolerance for anything that does not entertain
them on some level, and that includes other people. They have been taught by their parents that their happiness and their desires are worth
sacrificing time, home, community, and family for. Many children experience extreme anxiety from being touched, they have trouble showing or receiving
affection. For many, demonstrations of affection translates into "things", and they find little satisfaction in human contact.
Too many parents fell into the advertising trap. They used TV, movies, and books, as the Dummies Guide or the Cliff Notes as to how to parent and what
their lives were supposed to look like. So here we are.
edit on 6-8-2019 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: (no reason given)