Danielle Venegas wrote:Yellowstones wolves had the same effect.
As far as public education, it's been studied and basically it matters now where the child is, but the parents the child has.
Peter Ellis wrote:
There are still cultures that have extended family situations, even in industrialized nations. Our North American situation is not the story of the world.
I won't go so far as to say where the child is does not matter, but it is certainly documented that how the parents approach education and relate to their child has a tremendous impact on how children perform in school.
It is certainly true that having the family around makes a difference, but it might be worth considering that for Eurooeans in North America, we have never had the kind of stable family life, multiple generations in one place and so forth that was the norm in Europe and can still be found there today.
In my family, if I look back four generations, I am at the Latter Day Saints migration to Utah.Two generations before that my family was in New England. My point there being that in North America, many of us come from familie that have never, in their time in thi country, had that four generation in one place situation. And not just because they are recent arrivals. I come from Euorpean ancestors that arrived here in the New World more than four hundred year ago.
Your central question, are we being run by juveniles? is a really good question.
It is entirely possible that we are suffering from something like that. Our current society marginalizes older people, the rate of change in our knowledge is so great that some people clearly do not believe that "old folks" can possibly be up to date. Our culture has a warped perspective on how things were done in the past and it is simultaneously warped about how great things were in the good old days and how much better off we are today.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:A most interesting subject.
I have spent the better part of my 63 years observing human kind in an overall picture. This happened, I think, because of my love of history when I was a youth, and my study of the human creature in college through psychology, biology and anthropology.
The first thing I noticed was that when the Europeans first came to this Turtle Island, they were leaving a land they had despoiled to the point of near total destruction, complete removal of the forests in many places, their refuse causing breakouts of terrible diseases, etc. They were not the first to follow this methodology just the latest at that time in history. It was not accidental that the first thing they did when they arrived in the Americas, was to continue the destructive ways they were trying to escape. They were just looking for a new land to destroy, and they found it here. They most certainly have been successful at destroying my peoples lands which they took as if they had some magical right to what ever lay beneath their feet. they followed these actions by systematically trying to completely wipe out my people (funny how incised their descendants were of Hitler's attempt to follow their example).
I have also observed that while a great deal of energy has been expended to end "Racist ways" people still use the references of white and black. It seems to me that if you want to end this segregation of ethnicity one should simply refer to all people as people, when you add in a reference to skin coloration you are just perpetuating that which you declare you wish to bring to an end.
I always seem to have more questions arise as I seek answers. Perhaps one day I will have some of those answers, of course I will probably find those upon going to the spirit world.
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