I get the whole “it takes a village” thing, but the way she puts it here… I’m not comfortable with. [/quote]
It doesn’t take a village. That is just a mindless thing that people who do not know how to raise children say.[/quote]
Iget what you are saying, and tend to agree on the way you are saying it.
But when I think of that phrase I think of the effects my peers and interactions with adults other than my family shaped my view of the social group in which I lived.
I guess I take it to mean that people will see the world through different lenses if they are raised in NYC v rural montana…[/quote]
“The village” is an incidental element in a voluntary society but it is not a necessary requirement to raise children.
There are aspects of “the village” that we probably do not want our children involved in.
Though, I will agree the idea of a village raising children does appeal to the masses of quasi-intellectual liberal types.