posted on Aug, 13 2019 @ 08:09 AM
a reply to: andy06shake
Let me try it another way:
I spent some time as an inner city school teacher. Do you know what those kids were dreaming of? They all wanted to be rappers or pro basketball
players. There were no doctors, lawyers or presidents in that crew.
Granted, the odds were about the same, but different walks of life have different dreams. Different cultures will have different dreams. Just because
the little girl walking 20 miles to gather water in her African or Indian village has no chance ever of being the US president, doesn't mean her dream
is negated. She almost certainly never dreams of being the US president in the first place.
So it's wrong for you to say that you should never tell your kids they can be what they want based on that.
After all, who was Malala? She was just a simple village girl who dreamed about getting an education and wouldn't take no for an answer even when
there was a gun pointed at her head. She survived getting shot for her dream, and now what does she do?
I'm pretty sure you would have told her she couldn't have her dream if she had been your daughter.