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Thread #133171 Message #3026281
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
07-Nov-10 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
"Lizzie, what can you actually do that is useful? Saying "pretty sky, pretty flowers" really is even less use than picking up dole money and smoking crack."
Well, I'm quite 'useful' for getting you to show yourself up all the time. ;0)
I was saying that many children are being drugged up to the eyeballs because they simply don't give a darn about scientific math or the in's and out's of grimmer grammar or some other subject which they have no interest in.
I have a mind that thinks very differently to yours, (phew!), but that does not make me better or worse than you, simply 'different'.
I would not expect you to be interested in the way the sun is shining on the leaves, or the colour of flowers, or the beauty in someone's wrinkles, yet you expect me to be interested in all that YOU are interested in.
I understand that many children NEED to wriggle and jiggle and giggle.
You, I think, do not.
I understand that children are not meant to sit down all day long...let alone study, study, STUDY!
I understand that we are all born free and have the right to remain so throughout our lives.
You feel, I believe, that we are put on this earth to be 'obedient' and the earlier we learn to be so, the better.
I realise that many children who have no interests in certain subjects whilst at school, often go on to revel in those subjects at a later date, once they're freed from the constant stress and strains of exams, which turn so many kids off learning.
Chances are, you'd advise, were you my teacher, that I should be drugged to the eyeballs because I do not agree with you, nor obey you, nor show interest in the things you love.
That does not make you right.