posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:55 AM
reply to post by NuclearPaul
Sure you can teach an 8 year old that, but a two year old you can't, as they have a limited understanding of the world, you couldn't even teach a five
year old that, you can explain but they won't understand when they go to school and everyone else is talking about what they recieved. They will feel
like they are shorted. I know from where I speak, I had step children that were raised by Jehova's witnesses, and they didn't understand (Jehova's do
not celebrate Christmas or gift giving for any holiday). They knew only that they didn't get anything and their step siblings got twice as much as
them, that's because their father did buy for them but my children had me and their father buying for mine. Also their mother would sell what they
got, if you don't beleive it messed up theirheads, all I can say is psychologically it is devastating to them because they are indoctrined from day 1
that that's what Christmas is about, They cannot fully understand the depth of the consumerism until they're at least 8, if not, much older.
Now infants that's a different story because they know nothing of the world yet, but once they're school age, and have been introduced to certain
concepts it's just all they know, unless you keep them seperated from civilization, and don't own a tv set. Like the Amish, which I think also does
not celebrate the difference is they are a society closed off, they have no tvs or electricity and they have their own schools.
9-12-2011 by ldyserenity because: (no reason given)