reply to post by ChiKeyMonKey
I'd have to agree with you on that point. Although, it is not just that people do not have an opinion. It is more likely that they are too afraid of
venturing an opinion in case they fall foul of some "politically correct" law or "thought crime". The governments of this world have set up so
many of these, that it is either impossible to venture an opinion, or very unwise. Which, to me, seems to be another step in dumbing us down; for if
the parents of this world do not venture an opinion, their children do not learn how to because they have never experienced it. Incidentally most of
the things we learn about life are from our parents.
To comment on something someone said about "STOOOPID" people and their behaviour... I am furious that we are being taught that these people can
never be civilised. I learned a very valuable lesson recently. One that we should all learn ourselves.
My son is four. He knows how to read. He behaves like an angel (most of the time). He behaves so well because more often than not his nose is in a
book. When he isn't reading his thougts are reasoned, and logical, we even have discussions about regulators on steam engines...!!! Quite the feat
for a FOUR-YEAR-OLD, wouldn't you agree?
Now the magical part of what I just said is that unruly children in school tend to misbehave and because they do not understand what is going on
around them. Either because they cannot read, cannot see the board, or simply do not understand anything of what the teacher is droning on about. As
such, like all children exhibiting a natural instinct, they misbehave to get some attention. The trouble is that teachers do not see that the
attention seeking behaviour is not the child being naughty, simply that the child needs assistance and does not know how to ask for it. Hence the
"misbehaviour". The way to correct this? Get them to read. When a child reads, they learn something very important. Analytical skills. Couple that
with help from a "good" teacher, parents and the community at large, and they become model pupils.
How do I know this works? I've tried it on my son and my family tries it on my nieces and nephews. My niece is five... she is a little angel too. My
nephew is almost four. He was a little scroat! At least until his parents started to teach him to read. Now he regularly gets a book from the shelf,
and asks his parents to read to him. He loves books about trains just like my son, and even asks questions about what is read to him. My son asked me
this morning how an electric engine gets the power from the wires above into the engine...
My own father used the same techniques on me. When I had just turned four (according to my mother), I was at nursery overlooking the harbour where my
father was manuvering a passenger ship out into the sea. The teacher asked me if my "daddy was reversing the ship?". Apparently my reply was that
she was "stupid" and that my "father was using his 'bow thrust' to get out"...
Not made up, all of it true.
So, in short, reading works. Not just for "STOOOPID" people, but us so-called intelligent types too.