Quick question #1
November 19, 2013
It’s mid-week and crazy busy, but I just wanted to put forth a quick question.
Some of the discussions I’ve had over the years – about gender specific behaviours (for both men and women) in particular – have invoked a common response:
‘It’s always been that way’.
‘The core of human nature has never changed’.
I agree. I do. I’ve written that on this blog many times.
When I was a kid growing up (in the days of yore: AKA late ’70s / early ’80s), my sister and I spent a substantial portion of our time, playing on the street – generally venturing to the end of our large street block on push bikes.
Question #191: So – if people haven’t inherently changed, why don’t we let our kids play on the street anymore?
I don’t know anyone who does – including myself.
Actually, I saw a report recently about a possible future rule where parents may be fined for leaving children alone – like walking home from school.
On one hand, it’s staunchly argued that people need to just ‘relax’ and ‘move on’ about certain issues because it’s always been like that.
On the other hand, we know – statistically – that it’s actually worse out there.
Or is it?
If you agree it is worse out there – the question that must be asked, is:
WHY? What’s changed?
Therein lies the possibility of a path toward some solutions – don’t you think?
What say you?