Saturday, May 07, 2005

Why children become stupid adults

Everything is for the eye these days - TV, Life, Look, the movies. Nothing is just for the mind. The next generation will have eyeballs as big as cantaloupes and no brain at all.
- Fred Allen

The comedian joked at the expense of the theory of evolution. However, his thinking was on the right track.

Instead of no brain, many people have brains that have turned to mush from lack of use. These people are most adament that they can think as clearly and with as much depth as anyone else.

Sadly, when asked, they can't give an example of such cognitive ability.

We have taught children, in western society, that television is the source of all critical information. While it can be, many children will choose programs based on their ability to entertain, rather than on their ability to educate.

Without parental guidance, they become, from early ages, victims of the ignorance of their own parents.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems'

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