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Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
Can you say $? The psych docs and drug companies figured out a way to make money and give kids addicting drugs. What's wrong with this picture? When I was in school(1st grade, 1956, you do the math) there were no hyperactive kids, there were no kids with "behavioral problems," there were just kids who did what the teacher told them, or didn't. If you misbehaved in class, then you got your butt busted. If you did good, you got a gold star.
In today's classes, no one gets punished, and everyone gets a gold star! I'm sorry, but that's not the way the real world works. I wish it worked that way, but it doesn't, and it won't ever. Sorry!
We cannot really blame this on all on the docs and the drug companies. The NEA, the teachers, and above all, the parents, must accept some of the blame. In fact, the parents must accept the majority of it. Your child has to much energy? Teach him how to handle it. Your child has difficulty focusing? Teach them how to meditate. Teach them how to THINK!
Think I'm being hard on everyone? Guess what? When I was a kid, I had epilepsy. I was on strong meds, which slowed me down, made it difficult me for me to think, and sometimes made me go to sleep in class. Do you think I caught a break?
My mother told my theachers to treat me exactly like every other student. If I messed up, I got my butt busted. If I went to sleep in class, I got scolded for not paying attention. (As a result, I can stay awake for amazingly long periods, or go to sleep at the drop of a hat today) I was expected by my parents and my doctor to keep my grades up, and if the grades weren't satisfactory, then my neurologist chewed my A$$ out! (And you haven't been chewed out until a man who actually knows your IQ starts in on you.)
I don't believe in ADD. I think it's something that has been invented by greedy drug companies and doctors and by teachers and parents who are too lazy to do their jobs. It's time for parents to step up to the plate and be parents, and it's time for teachers to go back to school and learn how to teach. (Or get another job!)
Originally posted by Rintendo
reply to post by Heronumber0
I have some ideas about this subject that borderline on conspiracy theory stuff, but since this is ATS...
1) increased use of fluoride (a known poison)
2) schoolchildren today were the last of the thimerasol (mercury) preservative vaccinations
3) increased vaccinations from 5 to 35
4) genetically engineered foods
5) hormones and anti-biotics in almost every bit of produce from agri-business
6) mercury fallout
7) people used to have a whole food diet, now we have processed food out the patootie
8) increase in high speed processing (TV, internet, video games)
I mean...the world today is pretty much nuts. It could be any or all of the above.
Originally posted by mopusvindictus
We traded QUALITY for QUANTITY in the USA
Our obsession with economic equality led us to move to a society where Mass production of most goods and foods were made in bulk and overseas and imported in, rather than higher priced Quality Goods from the USA or Even Europe
Doesn't much matter what any individual CAUSE of a particular ailment is, it stems from a lowering of our personal standards
Be it Irradiated foods or Vaccines or the Water Supply or crummy Plastics in cheep Toys or Melamie In Candy or Lead in Paint on Dinner Plates at the 99 Cents store or Just eating Crap Fast Food instead of real food
Heck even our dope of choice went from Refer Grown in the Earth to Meth made in a Bathtub
Once you lower your standards, even something as simple as allowing your diet to wane to sub par quality, everything else begins to slide to, just a matter of time until grades go down, poor decisions start being made...
I attribute honestly
The entire process to Fast and Microwaved foods over the years
No massive conspiracy, not much different than how they knew cigarettes were bad and just didn't mention it to make a profit
It Began I seriously think
With McDonalds... in concept a good Idea "Fast Food"
But... cooked in Trans fat (which lets face it, if it clogs your HEART, imagine what it does to the tiny capillaries that clog supply your brain)
so 40 years of lethargy, low energy and stupidity
The loss of the American DIET
Eat a few big Macs before going for those Vaccinations... you might not... Have the energy to want to know what's in them and just, dose your kids...
Grab some Jack in The Box the night before a Test, what's a Single Grade point on an exam? But over time... the kid falls behind
It really is all Diet, all of it
Sugar cereals for breakfast, School Lunches instead of lunches MOM Made... and TV Dinners or Fast Food as a "treat" because we became a 2 worker household...
a Recipe for stupidity and lethargy
once that sets in, you don't.... bother to get the Good Water or protest what comes through your faucets or vaccines or stupid laws or have the brains to make the money to get toys that aren't poison...
Doesn't matter what each thing does
It began with a crap substandard way of eating
People do things that make them feel good. Listening to good music, having sex, seeing attractive people, running and other enjoyable activities cause dopamine to be released in the nucleus accumbens of the brain, causing the good feelings associated with these activities. There are other ways to get the same good feelings that dopamine release causes. Drugs such as coc aine and alcohol can have the same dopamine-releasing effects while having other negative affects on other parts of the body. Drug use can become a pathological behavior, as can other activities such like running, sex and eating