Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Everything you just learned- forget that

I came to a strange realization today. Everything we learn as small children- sharing, taking turns, saving water, even the value of exercise- we forget as adults.

We make kid's programs with songs and dancing about friendship and cooperation, and then we ship the kiddies off to Middle School and so on where society beats it out of them with lying and manipulation and competition and mutually abusive relationships.

What is wrong with our society today? It seems as if cooperation, sharing, and taking turns would be counterproductive to a competitive, materialist, uber-capitalist, meritocracy in which power and control are currency and men and women do not have equal dignity.

Clearly, we should be watching more children's programming.

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