posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:30 AM
reply to post by haarvik
I think you missed the point.
You can teach a guard dog to be aggressive when needed and docile when not it still does not mean we have not breed that dog to remain a puppy.
You would be hard pushed to teach a wolf that as he would most likely choose not to attack unless sure of success whereas a guard dog will attack on
command and let his master weigh up his chances.
As with the guard dog example. We train soldiers to be aggressive when needed and docile when not. The nanny state is not an ideal that some push for,
it is becoming a need as we reject individualism for the bland accepting child.
It is not about parenting it is about how society and preference is selecting for the eternal child and discourages the adult. We go from boy to
bigger boy and never reach manhood. Women face equal social pressures to remain childlike. A woman that shows no signs of life experience is seen as
sweet whereas a woman that is experienced and self assertive scares men off and is given less than flattering labels.
This is not a rant about how kids today are blar blar. This is about a long history of society selecting for the obedient child and our part in that.