I don't have kids. As a former kid and casual observer of parents, it seems to me that parents (those who were smart enough to think through having kids), should consider the world as it is (not as they want it to be), the child's birth order, and interests when raising them.
Why raise kids for the world we want to exist? Are we doing them a disservice? The lady in the first video asks these questions with emphasis on capitalism. She says, "Yes!" I can't say she is wrong thought.
Then yesterday, when asked about ladyhood, BeOnIt's saidt:
6. Own your isht. You don't have to let the game "make" you, but only a fool is unaware of the rules.
What do you do once you know the rules though? Play by them? Create new ones? Her statement immediately brought to mind the following that I heard:
"Win if you can. Lose if you must. But always CHEAT!" (see video below)
Then I thought about an article I recently read that stated:
In other words, rich people are more likely to think about themselves. “They think that economic success and political outcomes, and personal outcomes, have to do with individual behavior, a good work ethic,” said Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley....Unlike the rich, lower class people have to depend on others for survival, Keltner argued. So they learn “prosocial behaviors.” They read people better, empathize more with others, and they give more to those in need.
Have I been doing life wrong? I have trained myself to think of others--to the extent that it doesn't impede my agenda. My nature is to be selfish. I was an only child for my foundation years. Nobody really had to teach me to look out for my own self-interests. Then as I went into my teens, I was the oldest of all the kids who came through my home. But I was never made to be responsible for any them. Hell, all of my childhood friends and most of my adult friends are the oldest or only children in their families. I've struggled with what are the true results of being raised this way. You'd think I'd be irresponsible--but I'm not. When I saw the video below about birth order, it all made sense.
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It isn't enough that I never feel bad about leaving a job. You know, since studies show people who think of themselves are more likely to be rich. I could and should be rich. I'm over this whole middle-class BS.
What about you? Do you think we should prepare our kids to live in the world as it is or the world we hope will exsit when they live in daily? Do you think birth order plays a huge part in which skills develop easiest in kids? Talk to me!