Re: extropian kids (opinions from a non-parent)
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 11:31:45 -0400 (EDT)

EvMick wrote:

> << Didn't someone post some research results to the list a year or two ago
> showing that children who spend time with adults generally do better than
> those who spend their time with other kids? This wouldn't seem terribly
> surprising, since adults tend to know a lot more than kids. Worked for
> anyway. >>
> Now there's a thought...why is it important for kids to learn to deal with
> kids AS kids? Shortly they will no longer BE kids...a useless
> to jumpstart learning the skills necessary to deal with adults...a
> skill requirement. Or deal with kids from the adult

It's important to know someone who's going through the same things as you.

> Thus falls the myth that Home Schooled kids need to interact with others
> their age group. Better to be helping out in the family business.
> Say! Don't certain despised minority groups do that very thing? (despised
> because of their great success by the LESS successful).

Certain highly religious groups? The ones that use a many thousand year old
belief system? Do we really want kids to share the beliefs of adults word
for word? Or do we want kids that will challenge our ideas?

> I'm not sure society is ready for such a concept. No juvenile
> gangs....vandalism..juvenile delenquency...public schools..

Gangs are great things, they beat down Big Brother (who I know you hate) and
help create the freemarket (read "drugs and guns"). I always feel safe in
the knowledge that there's crime on our streets, it means we still have some