Hmmm…what are we looking at? I think it’s been about 4 months since this site has been updated. Well let me extend my personal apologies at the inconsistency of both my and Rice’s postings. Alot of things have been going on and it’s affecting progress. My personal blog has also taking a impromptu hiatus as well and it kindof sucks for alot of people. You readers that have kept up with the update, it is much appreciated.
Now for the next discussion.
My inspiration for this one comes straight from my job. As you know, or are about to find out, that I work with kids. Primarily with those that are the age right before all the “fun” hormonal changes happen. …which is why i opt out of tending to the older kids. I see them as the bigger ones and I’m more prone to urges of just back-handing them… But you notice from our own formulated world-within-the-world at the workplace that everything they do with eachother is based off of what the “norm” is and if you do anything outside of that, then you’re the outcast.
And it’s not like this is exclusive only to those too young to drive ladies and gentlemen. In the adult word it’s worse because you live and succeed based on whether those above you decide that you “fit in” to what they think is right. Like the superiors of the world conform everyone to the same general set of regulations as if it’s even possible for that to happen.
…but it does.
We go to school because everyone does it. We drive because everyone does it. We eat this or buy that because everyone does it. We live there because our “like kind” live there. We act a certain way because that’s how you should be. Hmmm, those last couple of points are also products of stereotyping which is done because? …everyone thinks that’s how that “everyone” is.
To have our actions blindly dictated by other people is what our parents tell us not to do, yet aren’t we raised by those same blind dictations? We’re taught to have our own mind, but the methods passed down by which we are supposed to think are recycled from generations upon generations of like-minded thinking that are, unfortunately, minimally varied. Ponder that for a moment. Has a lesson your mom or dad given you been backed up with “that’s how we did it” or “it worked for me, it’ll work for you.”
These are vague examples, but I hope you understand my position here. Why is life or the mentoring of the next generations such a big contradictory statement. The teaching of higher thinking and independent problem solving is a fallacy. It’s just “take this. Learn it. Use it. Accept it. Don’t forget it. Now pass it on.”
Whoa. I started with one thing and then took it to an angry rampage aimed at those who are over me that try to subdue my social nuances. My apologies once again.
But take a look at the society of the kids. If it’s hard to understand the adult world, look at theirs. It’s like a scaled down town model. It’s all there in a smaller version that’s easier to decipher. They have the greed, the generosity, the ambition, the desires, the love, the kinship, the insubordination, the obedience, the malice, and even our purities. One thing I do admire the kids for, well my kids anyway, is the heightened ability to band together against anything. To take an opposing force and just do a joint retaliation while enlisting the help of any willing to aid. It’s how I met my first little brother and also another story for another time. I love you no matter what Mikey.(special shoutout although he’s just a little too young to ever see this)
I’m going to end here for the fear of further off-tangential writing as I notice my mind is moving on to other things I must deal with. Thank you for taking a ride on my thought wave with me. This is Fried Chicken saying dinner is served…with a ponderance for dessert.