posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 01:55 PM
Its a trickle-down effect,from parents to children-kids are left to watch TV,for instance,for hours on end,and they watch,for lack of inspiration,what
most of their friend's watch-The Kardashians,Empty-Vee,The Bachelor/ette,all this risible nonsense..The parents, are usualy both at work,running on
the hamster-wheel,to afford the luxuries they have been taught they need to be happy.
Solution(in my case,anyway) Opt out of the "Rat Race"..Also,realise that any animal can give birth,its not a fine artform.Being a parent,is a sacred
duty-YOU SHAPE ONE LIFE,YOU SHAPE THE LIVES OF GENERATIONS.
For instance,since my kids were small,and they got understanding of the simplest concepts in their little heads,i would guide their TV
watching-NatGeo,Animal Planet,Documentaries,about history,science,nature,the cosmos.Adjusting the level of "difficulty" so as to speak,as they grew
older and could understand more..There are a lot of doccies,showing the "fun" and interesting side,of most "serious" subjects like
science+history,these past few years these subjects realy came on TV alive,if kids cared to watch it,plus awesome CGI special effects to keep them
riveted.My son loves to watch Mr.Maker on BBC,cus it teaches kids creativity,to make something cute out of plain everyday items,dinosaur
doccies,animals and nature.He is 5,and i can tell you now,you will most likely have a much more intelligent conversation with him,than with an adult
watcher of Jerry Springer,Kardashians,Kendra+other "reality shows".
It takes much time,it takes much effort,but it works.The "shallowest" TV shows my teenager will watch,are cookery shows.Nothing below that level
computes-because she's been raised with an aversion to stupid,shallow s@#t.
If you are awake.teach your kids,teach your grandchildren,spend lots of time with them-also about character and morals and about what REALY makes a
person "Cool"-kindness,compassion,helpfulness, a strong character,having more than 2 braincells etc. as opposed to "Lookin good, got all the latest
s@%t, im so hip cus i got a dress almost like that one worn by Paris Hilton" type of hogwash that passes as admirable traits these days.