posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:34 PM
Originally posted by RobinB022
reply to post by Propulsion
Most would be lost if they didn’t have a computer or the Xbox. If they didn’t have such things, they would be running around like zombies with no
direction what’s so ever. Kids today would have you believe they know it all, but actually, they know nothing! Nodda! Your egos are astounding! AND
it’s as clear as night and day!
And just whose fault is this, the kids or the parents. I'm 52 yrs [of age] and I assure you that kids are (in a large part) a product of their
environment. Were they expected to raise themselves, because after all.. isn't it the parents who bought all of those X-Box games. We are to lead our
young and they should in time, exceed our own intelligence, not be stunted by it.
I would agree, parental guidance is the key component to the problem. I have five (5) children, and they spend very little time on the
computers, TV, and/or video games. I try to get my children out in the real world as much as possible. I volunteer at a homeless shelter (Catholic
Charities) downtown Denver once a week. At least once a month, I bring my children to shelter to get a feel of the real world. I don’t force my kids
to go, they actually enjoy helping out. Not only does it help increase my children’s socialization skills, but it also reminds us how much really
have. I also have flow blown MS, and I try to count my blessings each day. There are times when I wake-up in the morning not being able to walk, and
though it is as frustrating as hell, there are MANY more people out there who have it a lot worse than I do.
I guess it begs to ask the question….”Is the world (more specifically America), a better place for our children? Along with the lack of parental
guidance, we also have an education system which is lacking in pretty much in every area imaginable. Three of my children go to a private school, and
the other two are home schooled. My two that are homed schooled, exceed their peers by three grade levels. Parents need to get their priorities
straight. We live in a society where everyone has to keep up with the Jones’s. Everything is based on the shoes on our feet, close we wear, car we
drive, home we have, job, people we know. Etc... And of course if we want those things, Mom and Dad have to be working 2+ jobs to keep up. Most
children go by example. And who is giving them the tools to move forward in a productive positive way? Would it be Lady Gaga, YouTube, or the
Kardashians? If they’re not learning it from our parents, than who?
The fact of the matter is that America is going to hell in a hand basket. Do you think our children will make it any better than what it is now? I
don’t think so. Our children and their lack of even the most basic of skills will be our demise.
edit on 23-9-2012 by Propulsion because: (no reason given)