Originally posted by shoeshiner
What is wrong with some of you? A 10 year old kid is meant to run around and have fun. There is no way she can comprehend this stuff at that age. Kids
can be smart, no doubt about it, but I remember how vulnerable I was as a kid to what people say. This is like calling your little sis to watch a
porno with you
This is correct.
I didn't read all the posts in this long thread yet, but I wish to make my comment already, because the core of the issue has been danced around so
much, without actually hitting it very well.
The core thing is that a human has STAGES of DEVELOPMENT.
A child develops in phases or stages, and for each stage, his/her brain/chakras/comprehension capabilities/consciousness is developing in a specific
way. Thus, a child has certain interests at younger ages that change drastically when the next phase gets to full swing.
The same goes with the capabilities of thinking, reasoning, and processing information, understanding ethics, compassion and so forth.
A 10-year old child is not in the appropriate stage to learn about 'the big picture' yet. He/she should be learning things appropriate for their
Children are not philosophers for a reason - I'd say only after the year 18, a developing human starts having a natural interest for the deeper
subjects (though the strong hormones usually steer him/her in other directions), and starts to possess the early-adult information processing
Of course the stages do not end at the year 18, but I'd say that's the time when it's relatively "safe" to start giving them more 'difficult'
and 'deep' information - though some teenagers already learn about these things during puberty.
But the perspective one has for life (and everything) changes throughout one's whole life, and at thirty years old, a human may see how his 18-year
old self was very narrow in his/her perspective and limited in his/her thinking. At the age 18, one can't see very far, compared to the age 30.
And time passes again, and with experience and wisdom gained.. once again, one looks back at his/her 30-year old self and thinks: "What a brat I
was!", having again the ability to see everything from a wider, larger and more detailed and full perspective.
A 10-year old kid, no matter how 'wise beyond his/her years' or 'intelligent' she or he may be, is still not developed enough, as far as brain and
the chakra systems are considered, to receive and fully comprehend the kind of (seemingly biased and untrustworthy) 'information' that is involved
with freemasons, conspiracy theories, roman sun gods and the like.
She is simply not in the appropriate phase yet for such knowledge, even if presented correctly and with facts and wisdom.
It's like the mother in Dr. Phil (yes, I know, but this was a long time ago) who taught her young (maybe 6 years old or so) son about sex in gruesome
detail and the exact, scientific terminology. The kid was just embarrassed and confused, and wasn't even really interested.
Phil's advice was that the kid, should he ask, should be told about that appropriately according to his age. For example, very young kids only need
to know that babies come from a seed that the dad puts in the mom's belly, and that's pretty much it. No need to talk about sperm, penises, vaginas,
ejaculations, menstruation and the like.
This same wisdom, in my humble opinion, should be applied to that 'little sister' situation. If you must, and if she really wants to know, just give
her information APPROPRIATELY ACCORDING TO HER AGE (and developmental phase). You can use more generic things, and talk about it more broadly and in a
more simple way. You don't have to say christmas is evil, you can just say that it's fun to also remember the actual Christ on christmas, and not
only the santa claus. Constructive and 'positive spin' on things usually helps. You can even read what the Christ tried to teach us, instead of
hating the pagans or being upset and angry about Christmas celebrating on some other day than Christ's birthday. Just for the record, christmas
isn't unholy, and easter isn't evil - it's the christmas BUNNY that's evil (because it's a lie), and the SANTA that's unholy (as a contrast to
the Christ, who is holy)
By the way, esoterically thinking, each developmental phase has something to do with a given/specific chakra - that's why they say that humans
evolve spiritually in 7 year cycles - that's when the cycle of the seven main chakras proceeds to the next level before it starts over again. But if
you teach 6th chakra information to a kid in the 3rd chakra phase.. well, it can actually even affect her energy development, so you are playing with
fire here. You can actually damage your sister without realizing it! (Read about Kundalini and it's dangers, especially 'kundalini psychosis')
This is why they say that little knowledge is dangerous.. because it really is!