posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by BohemianBrim
I knew a famiily just like that. Books a couple feet deep on the floor in the whole house and no computer and one old broken TV. The only channels
they had were from an antenna. They watched OPB and the news 95% of the time. But most of the time they didn't use it. That was why there were books
covering the floor in the whole house. They had chickens and goats too to keep em busy and aware of where our food comes from. You would think that
without an expensive TV and without an Xbox and without ipods and tablets and ereaders that they would have all ended up on the street out of HS. But
no. They all were extremely bright and did exceptionally well in school and graduated and became professionals.
Keep in mind that this family grew up in the 1980's and 90's. They easily could have indulged.
The boys were in boy scouts too and got their eagles.
They weren't particularly religious. I don't recall any crosses or church services or anything.
100% truth. I'm not pulling any fast ones. I knew them.
Something about books and the boy scouts and goats and chickens... Something... It's not about the outright rejection of technology. The boys went
into technology fields, in fact. It's something else.
This guy bought the laptop and did all the work and has the right to shoot it if he wants. End of story.
edit on 10-2-2012 by jonnywhite
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