There's a very interesting article on MSNBC's website about how did WE survive growing up, without all the warning labels, helmets, precautions that seem to have overshadowed our lives and that of our childrens.
One of the people interviewed raises a VERY good point - “We survived those years because we were allowed to live,” said the 47-year-old mortgage industry worker. “Too much effort is spent protecting us from ourselves these days that we don't just go out and live. This is particularly true of children. Who would have thought 30 years ago that it would be necessary to run public service announcements encouraging parents to get their kids outside playing?”
I'm not disagreeing with the fact that time/progress has brought about better things and made a lot of us healthier. But in the process, have we actually forgotten how to LIVE? Are we, in the process, also sheltering our children from experiences because of OUR fears in such a manner that they're really missing out on life?”
Asked by JKLD on 6th July 2009 |