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Thread #133171 Message #3026496
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
08-Nov-10 - 06:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
But I don't waste the opportunities to learn. That's the entire point your missing. What *wastes* opportunities, and is causing untold distress to many children and young people is this crazy idea that you must *force* people, for instance, to be a scientist, when every bone in their body belongs to an artist...
If a child is able to learn the things that interest them, they will take off in many ways, bringing in all other forms of learning about so much else along the way.
By 'forcing' you are turning off the *natural* instinct of learning that we are all born with.
"I don't care what you are interested in Lizzie..."
No, I'm well aware that you don't. I however know that law, legal matters come naturally to you..as does the pedantic mind which is able to retain so many facts and figures.
Sadly, so often, those kinds of minds are also unable to understand that not all brains light up in the same areas that theirs do.
And so, intolerance occurs....
And the emotional, creative people, who's brains are EQUALLY as important, are battered and bruised, both verbally and emotionally, by brains that cannot feel empathy, and refuse to believe anyone but their own minds.
That damage is so often seen in angry children, disruptive children...who go on to become the alcoholics, the drug addicts, the homeless, the Big Issue sellers....and yet many of them have the most creative, incredible imaginations...
When they are taught by teachers with similar brain patterns, they thrive..because each brain pattern understands the other...and so their teacher encourages them in the arts, in writing, in reading, in music, sport and dance, because they understand where the strengths of those people lie.
Many geniuses are written off by their teachers....because they already think for themselves, way beyond the capacity and ability that their teacher may have. They also wriggle, jiggle and sometimes giggle..and probably are pretty much a real pain in the arse to 'teach' and 'control'...and so they get expelled...or these days, drugged up to calm their minds down, purely because the very people who deem themselves to be MORE intelligent than others, cannot cope with minds that race ahead of theirs and who are not interested in knowing things which their teacher may literally LIVE for.
Perhaps it's time to climb down from your Chair of Arrogance?