Posted by: dmic
Posted: 18th Aug 2011
If they lack a sense of adventure, have trouble interacting on a broader scale, can only understand instant gratification, lack independent thinking and have no sense of resourcefulness, it is because our society has made them so. Do not blame them for living in a society that we have created for them. They have grown up in a world with an ever growing list of laws and regulations to protect and control them. Governments and media are in the habit of fear mongering. We compensate by supplying them with gadgets that encourage them to stay within the protective environment of their homes. Games, movies and television teach them that bad behaviour is not only cool, but the best way to survive and in fact, succeed. Everything they have is pre-made and disposable, and so many of their "friends" exist mainly as profiles on their computer screens. They are never taught the skills to make things with their own hands as we have taken away the need for it.
Yet, if we teach them not to be stupid (all kids are smart, parents teach children to be stupid), encourage them to think for themselves, to respect people and their property and teach them not to rely on governments and the media to tell them what to fear, then those youth you will find are the ones we can be proud of. Reply