Re: extropian kids (opinions from a non-parent)

Len Flatley (
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 20:01:03 -0400 ()

On Wed, 20 Aug 1997, Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> That's the theoretical level. On a practical level, humans who are
> different in a manner that is going to draw hostility from other
> humans need to learn to deal with it early in life. Developing the
> quality of courage, based on the success of prior experiences of
> standing one's ground, will help prevent some of the future
> potential incidents. And, in addition, that strength will carry into
> other areas of life and allow that person to face future adversities
> more successfully.

perhaps ... like i said, life contains bad experiences and
they can help mold you in a positive way ... i wouldnt want
to change anything thats happened to me thusfar in life,
even though i've experienced things that i wouldn't wish
on anybody.

as far as "getting used to bullies" and whatnot, i simply removed
myself from all those idiots when i graduated from high school
here in rural Pennsyltucky and haven't had to deal with many of
those issues since. i would rather that my children not deal
with them at all.

i mean, lets face it ... my children are not going to be all like
me, regardless of how i raise them or would like them to become.
time, location, technology, weather, political environment, etc.
etc. will always have their impact. the less bullshit that lies
between them and the goal of thoughtful, caring, intuitive,
strong, extropian human beings the better.

there are definitely better ways to learn courage than the often
times alarming and coercive environment of (American) public

ah, we could go back and forth like this 'till we go blue in the

take care,