Monday, December 24, 2007

What are we teaching our children?

I just read about a commercial I have been fortunate enough not to have seen. Apparently a father has built a treehouse for his children, but they would prefer to stay in their new car (purchased as a holiday gift) with electronic games/leather seats/toys to entertain rather than educate. The implication, besides the message that this car is certainly a "must" on everyone's list, is that the father is somewhat dim-witted for even thinking that his children might want time with him or time outdoors or time to think! We are putting our little girls into makeup and sexy clothes, teaching our little boys (and girls) through electronic games that killing people is an everyday sport. When will these children get to be children, being curious and learning about the world around them? I only wish that there were some way to promote peace and harmony instead of pushing them to be self-centered adults with nary a thought of how they can make the world a better place. If they don't, and we don't, who will?

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