posted on May, 30 2014 @ 11:02 PM
a reply to: SLAYER69
I had read about the story that you used in your main OP & was disgusted. Unfortunately, what do we expect to happen when society has decayed so
badly. Maybe it was for the best that the child didn't have to continue to live in such horrible conditions where it would probably be subject to
abuse (both sexual & not) alcohol, drugs & god knows what other things.
For too many generations we sat back & did nothing as people fell through the cracks of society. When those people have children, the cycle usually,
not always, begins again. When all people know is abuse & drugs, that's all they are going to be able to teach to their child.
We need a complete overhaul of the system. We need to start with properly educating our children & making sure that children who have issues, get
proper help/treatment. After all, it all starts when they are young & impressionable. We then need to follow through as the youth gets older & help
them explore different job possibilities throughout high school & even possibly into college, if they haven't yet found something that calls to them.
Once they are out of college, we need to help them get jobs. Jobs today require 3-5yrs experience but how are you supposed to get any experience if
all jobs require years of experience? Apprenticeship shouldn't be seen as a burden, it should be seen as a chance to impart your wisdom onto the next
generation. There are problems today where people are going to retire but there is no one to replace them. In some situations they are rushing the
replacements *cough cough CN Rails cough cough*. New engineers are being sent off runs that are for the more experienced. They don't even really
bother with trying to have a more seasoned engineer with the new ones to help them out.
What is stronger, a stick or a bundle? The old adage of "It takes a community to raise a child" is true. If we help each other out and work together
as a community then we have a better chance of having healthier stable people. Unfortunately we have been conditioned to think only of ourselves & our
family. Survival of the strongest.