The horrible messaging from our leaders and media, along with electronics controlling the minds of our young people is the real crisis today.
Hate messages replacing love. Divisiveness, intolerance, tribalism, fear.
Human contact/interactions and personal relationships replaced with electronic screens.
Our young people are being bombarded with negativity and those with mental illness or that feel an overwhelming loss of control in their lives, see the hundreds of examples of empowerment every year by people just like them taking complete control with powerful weapons, the news of which is constantly broadcast on their screens.
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Started by metmike - April 10, 2021, 12:32 a.m.
It's more than just the guns making it easy to kill people. Some of the same ones for gun control are sending out the worst messages and ignoring the significant loss of positive messaging that dwindles each year. Being replaced by negative messaging.
Eroding the psyche of Americas soul, having the most impact on vulnerable young people via electronics but older people getting hit too from social media and Trump messaging.
We live in the best age of human history with regards to technology, science, medicine, education/communication opportunities and more.
Use this to help make yourself a better person!
Started by metmike - Feb. 28, 2022, 7:24 p.m.
Make the world better/appreciation-Nov 2021 onward
Quote of the day Nov 2021 onward
|We need a person like this to lead us out of darkness.|
Greatest FORMER President in history/J. Carter
|April 5, 2023, 10:45 a.m.|
Recent Common Sense Media research shows that media use by tweens (ages 8–12 years) and teens (ages 13–18 years) has risen faster in the two years since the pandemic than the four years before. The research found 8- to 12-year-olds spend an average of five and a half hours a day on screens and consuming media. That rate climbs to over eight and a half hours a day for teens.
Among teens, 79% said they use social media and online videos at least once a week, and 32% of these said they "wouldn't want to live without" YouTube. And nearly two-thirds (65%) of tweens said they watch TV, 64% watch online videos and 43% play games on a smartphone or tablet every day.
Average daily screentime rates soared highest among Black and Hispanic/Latino kids and those of lower-income families. These teens and tweens were spending between 6.5 and 7.5 hours a day on entertainment screens.
In another survey, 71% of parents with younger children (under 12 years old) said they were concerned about their child spending too much time in front of screens.
I ALMOST TOTALLY AGREE WITH HIM. WHAT I DON'T AGREE WITH HIM ON IS: GETTING INTO SPORTS TO LEARN ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENT. DUH!! I SURE WOULDN'T WANT A COACH SCREAMING & YELLING AT MY KID! ('NUFF SAID.)
MOST PARENTS STOPPED BEING PARENTS & TURNED THEMSELVES INTO A FRIEND, TO THEIR CHILD. WHY? BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT THEIR CHILD TO BE MAD AT THEM! IMO ~ IT STARTED WITH THE BABY BOOMERS REARING OF THEIR CHILDREN ~ THAT'S WHEN I 1ST NOTICED IT. (THERE WERE VERY FEW "SPOILED BRATS", WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IN THE 50'S & 60'S! THOSE THAT WERE, WERE BASICALLY UN-LIKED & USED.) EACH GENERATION HANDS OUT EVEN MORE "PARTICIPATION AWARDS"
The UNSPOKEN Reason Mass Shooters are Increasing | Buddy Brown
I agree with him on some things.
In fact, as a chess coach one of the best things that it teaches kids, especially in tournaments is to be GRACEFUL losers.
It's good for the NON athletes to be able to compete and think under pressure. Even the ones that aren't great at chess and lose alot of games benefit greatly!
Related to what this guy talked about is learning to cope with a perceived crisis. Some of this is built into a person based on their personality but much of it is learned.
A kid with a perfect childhood has a tougher time in the real adult world when a crisis hits compared to one that faced some adversity growing up........generally speaking.
The trick is to try to balance it and every kid is different.
Ideally, have a wonderful childhood but provide as many challenges as possible. Much easier said than done because people are individuals that respond differently.
My 97 year old Dad never met his father, lived in the inner city of Detroit and started working as a little boy, pulling a wagon loaded with groceries from the store to the houses of ladies who had just done their shopping.......for 5-10c, 90 years ago. Gave every penny to his mom. They were on welfare.
Toughest person I ever knew in a crisis. https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/45623/#45730
Our mom lost her Dad at 2, then watched her mom die of breast cancer at 13. That crisis destroyed her psyche, instead of making her strong.
She spent 30 years drowning in drugs/alcohol, attempting suicide numerous times and constantly dwelling on her horrible childhood.
However, she had the great fortune to marry the perfect man/husband/father. Dad healed her but it took 30 years. He and us children replaced all of her bad memories with good ones. No other man that I know of (including me) would have stayed married to an extremely abusive, mentally ill wife for so long.
Most children that are raised in a home with too many crisis's and not enough good times end up damaged more than becoming stronger. At least Dad had 1 wonderful but tough mom.
So between our 2 parents, instead of them having a combination of 4 parents(4 grandparents for us).........there was just 1.
It's often stated that what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger and no pain, no gain. As somebody that competed power lifting and bodybuilding, I always loved that mentality. The best coach(powerlifting) that I ever knew had a saying. "Every time you come to the gym, you should have a near death experience" In other words......extreme intensity.
Works great in endeavors that result in your body being able to respond by getting stronger because of the abuse you subjected it too.
However, I got too extreme and wore out my body, which now has severe osteoarthritis, needing both knee and shoulder replacement surgeries.
A person that doesn't have Ehlers Danlos like me, would not be experiencing the same issues...........every body and every mind/personality is different.
Some of these shooters have life experiences that are similar to others that are doing extremely well.
Many parents learn to be good parents by copying what their parents did or learning on the job. By the time they have it figured out.........the kids are grown up.
Bad parenting is passed on. The world uses up gobs of resources for educating kids and young adults but completely overlooks teaching them how to be good parents. The most important role.
Regardless of all that, the messaging that kids get from outside of the home in 2023 from all sorts of negative influences(that didn't exist for me) is harming the soul of our young people and taking a toll on everybody.
I think that they are missing the importance of this key element: