I tend to agree with your assessment. Most of the younger people I meet get ghastly allergic to anything and everything under the sun. A consequence of too much protection from things in the world when kids are young, I postulate.
Larger issue here is, of course: women. (Dons flame-retardant material). Ever since they got uppity with this women's lib crap (not to mention getting the vote), they do what women do: worry and fret and try to keep their kids safe from anything and everything. I mean, it's a natural instinct, there is no faulting that. The fault is the excesses this has been carried to through overempowerment. Oh, and certain geldings like Ralph Nader.
Kids are gonna get sick, skin their knees, break an arm climbing a tree, run through poison oak. That's what they do. That's what they HAVE to do, and aren't being allowed to do by a combination of government regulation, state education, and a de-balled society in general.
There's a whole Taoist discussion that could be brought in here, but basically, it can be summed as: we've lost our natural balance. If it's not regained one way, nature has a way of correcting us in another.
posted on 01/03/2004 11:00:47 AM PST
I agree with everything you said,we can't hover over kids and expect them to grow into healthy human beings.
Kids need to explore and experiment,fight with eachother,and yes,get hurt,or how are they going to get along in the larger world.
I live in a city with neighborhood elementary schools so that kids can walk,but that's not done anymore. The mothers are there with the SUVs waiting every day,and the kids never walk to or from school.
Kids need to roll in the dirt more,forget these scheduled "play dates",and learn to get along without adult supervision.
posted on 01/03/2004 11:20:35 AM PST
"I tend to agree with your assessment. Most of the younger people I meet get ghastly allergic to anything and everything under the sun. A consequence of too much protection from things in the world when kids are young, I postulate."
go HERE and read a short article about "homegrown vaccines."
posted on 01/03/2004 1:01:02 PM PST
(Les Franšais sont des singes de capitulation qui mangent du fromage.)
There is a TV advertisement that actually shows a mother sterilizing the handlebars of her kid's bike!
posted on 01/04/2004 6:54:15 AM PST
(My investment program is still holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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