reply to post by zatara
I have this 14 year old cousin and I am thinking about showing him the way to ATS. Although some threads are above his "pay-grade" I still
think he can wise up about stuff that is going on in the world.
I don't really see a problem with introducing a 14 year old to a site like ATS. If I remember right, I was around that age when I first found this
place and I like to think I'm doing ok, lol. I'm still a teenager now in fact, although I'm a little bit older (19). The good thing about a site like
ATS though is, for the most part, it's a mature environment and is striving to stay that way. That is a good thing to experience, especially when on
the internet where being mature isn't exactly encouraged a great deal. In regards to the Intellect here, well, let's just say this place sure as hell
taught me a great deal over the years and it's done the same for others too, a good thing of course.
So, If you want to introduce him to ATS, go ahead. But don't force anything on him. If he's going to learn, then let him learn stuff on his own, let
him come to his own conclusions etc, even if you disagree with them. If he doesn't follow the rules and get's himself banned for whatever reason, then
that's through his own actions for which he'll hopefully learn from - Because I like to think that's what this place really is, a place for learning
whether it be knowledge on a variety of topics or just learning how to act properly. A bit of guidance however isn't ever a bad thing.
If ever anyone is going to be introduced to the world of conspiracies and the like, I'd say ATS was one of the best places out there right now. But,
of course, that's just my opinion, take it or leave it. If you know he likes these topics though then introducing him to this place perhaps isn't a
bad idea at all, but a bit of an introduction from you might also be beneficial to him.
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