posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by anumohi
And? When I was fifteen I took walks out in storms, solo climbed one of the three highest peaks in the UK with no ropes , helmet, or specialised
equipment, scaled the walls of Colchester Castle, and knew my hometown as well by night as by day.
A child, especialy a male child, finds growth of endurance and stamina hard to maintain if he is not allowed to use his instincts and strengths to
ascertain his limitations. Being allowed to face the elements and triumph over them is one of the key development tools that a youth can weild in
learning his place in the natural order.
Im twenty six, but the lessons I learned when I was fifteen, by being free to an extent to learn about the limits of my power and mastery of myself,
are what shape my current understanding of my capabilities , and my capacity to deal with what the world throws at me. Without those valuable lessons,
I would assume myself to be far less able , and be far less confident in my understanding of my limitations, and by extention, less confident in terms
of every day life.
Just because something is dangerous, does not mean that one should be isolated from it. Germs for instance. If you totaly isolate someone from germs
until they reach adult hood, thier immune systems will be non existant and the moment they are allowed of the leash, they will die of some form of
weak flu,rather than being strong enough to fight the bug off.
Just as an immune system has to learn about the world by absorbing germs and learning thier composition for use later, so a human mind and body must
learn to endure the elements, so that the owner learns how to cope with thier effects. Keeping a fifteen year old out of a thunderstorm is like
telling them not to grow up strong!