[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
What do we do? I blame it on bad parenting, not the WHOLE of society. You can’t raise your kids by placing them in front of the tv and ignoring what they are watching or playing on the X-Box or Playstation. Do we get rid of all “mature” video games? Why? Why can’t parents make sure their own kids don’t play mature video games instead? Why can’t parents raise their kids better?
If people can’t raise functional kids, quit having them.
I don’t have any coherent thoughts on this, so forgive me if I just ramble around a bit…
It’s very difficult to fight the biological urge to have children and raise them. You’ll never have the government getting into who can have kids and how they must be raised.
At the same time, society is geared to encourage desires for things we can’t have. Expectations and demands for performance and conformity. So, we have double income parents opting for minimal wage caregiving, if any, and all kinds of other decisions which are strongly pushed by society.
I know, society is a fuzzy term, but the issue does encompass how we live, how we are raised, family units, working conditions (hours) and consumption patterns, and all that kind of stuff, perhaps.
Maybe we’ve defocused on some things that we shouldn’t have while we focused on others?
I have some coherent thoughts.
I personally think the problem is an epidemic of irresponsibility. Everyone wants to blame someone else for why they can’t control their kids, why their kids do drugs, why their kids grabbed the neighbor’s dog and cooked it in the backyard in a turkey fryer or why their kids went to school with a sawed off shot gun and killed the math teacher. It NEVER happens to be because the parents were fucking crazy and ignored their crazy fucking kids.
Where the FUCK does a kid get the idea to cook a pet in a microwave?
Why the FUCK would a kid be raised with such ill ability to adapt to pressure that they go to school and kill the cute girl who said “go out with YOU?!..are you fucking kidding?”
Life wasn’t exactly all roses when we were growing up. In the 6th grade, I wore glasses bigger than hub caps on a 1971 Cadillac and I still didn’t shoot anybody over the jokes. I could have blamed it on Scarface.
Things are fucked up because the same parents who have 3 kids that they can’t afford now have to take care of those damn kids and use Cable tv and Playstation to act as babyitter while they try to pretend they don’t really have kids.
It isn’t because of GTA San Andreas. It’s because some dumb bitch let her brats at the age of 8 play GTA San Andreas and never taught them the difference between reality and make believe.[/quote]
its easy to say “blame the parents”, but it is often the case that troubled teens present “two forms” of themselves… ie they act in a certain manner infront of their families/parents, but are different when alone or at school.
Thus, in these cases, the parents can’t really do much since they don’t know how troubled their kid is. There are recent examples of acts of unspeakable violence committed by teens parented by caring and loving parents… just can’t remember the specific names at the moment lol.