reply to post by sadisticwoman
Old people are so afraid to admit when someone younger than them is more responsible and intelligent than they are.
All parents can DO is shovel feed garbage.
I remember someone once saying that when they turned 14, their parents became mentally ill. When they made it to 25, their parents suddenly became
It seems that the vast majority, if not all, children at some point believe they can do much better than the generations that preceded them. In some
cases, this is true. Every generation brings change to our society. I always get a happy feeling when I see bright young people exploring their
new-found world and seeing possibilities that we, the older generation, have overlooked. This forms the basis for most new scientific discoveries and
But there is a drawback to this: not every idea is new. Not every concept formed in a young mind will bear good fruit, in any generation. It is not
only the right of the previous generation(s), but also their duty
to speak up when an older failed idea is presented as new and infallible, or
when a new idea is presented that has flaws.
Now you can say that this is a sign of the lack of intelligence on the part of the older generations, but that simply marks you as closed-minded to
other ideas and immature enough to not be able to see the entire cycle of the generations. Human progress comes not just in massive leaps of
inspiration; that is the noteworthy exception that is typically sensationalized. Instead, progress comes from slow careful advancement, based both on
wisdom from those who came before and new insight into what they have learned. Your generation did not have to discover fire; it was already
discovered and it was already being used to keep you warm and to cook your food. If the above was not true, you would have grown up cold and hungry,
waiting for someone to again discover this elusive secret of fire.
In the case of this video, we are seeing something instilled in children that is not only false, but horrible. That thing is FEAR
. This poor
girl is deathly afraid of her planet and of everyone else who does not agree with her. Someone has taken her childhood, her free spirit, and squashed
it like a cockroach in order to further a closed-miinded view of life that they either accept as truth without question or consideration, or more
probably IMHO that they are profiting
on. This is nothing more than child abuse, of the worst kind. She will now continue to be indoctrinated
in this fear until the day she, now as an adult, realizes that she has missed her entire youth and a huge part of her life chasing an unspecified
She made no specific recommendations as to what she wants accomplished, She made no specific recommendations as to what she considers to be the
problem to be addressed. Her entire speech boils down to one simple sentence: "I am scared, and I want you to make me not scared any more".
Now exactly how are we to accomplish such a goal?
I urge you to and every young person to continue thinking those new thoughts and proposing new ideas. But I also encourage them (and you) to think
things through and listen carefully to those who came before, lest your shiny new pathway be in reality a mudpit that was known to be so generations