posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Superhans
Yeah the whole "blame the parents" argument is old and makes no sense-within reason. Does magic happen when a kid turns 18? As long as the parents do
not support that kind of behavior and help them out they should not be accountable for the actions of their kids.
I disagree, I think the lack of parental guidance is the HUGE issue here. That lack can be that there is only one parent, very young parent(s), people
who should never be parents, parents whose greatest goal in life is to get at least one more subsidy, reached the high education level of 8th
grade...3 times... etc. All of these and more add up to a very good chance to have a very negative impact, and will most likely drive their children
down some very wrong paths.
With that said it is hard to blame parents on an individual level since it is society that most likely created their parents to be the way they are,
and society as a whole is also a big part in all this. Also, even a kid with the worst upbringing can lead a very productive life, and so one's own
actions are one's own responsibility in the end.
edit on 16-8-2012 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)