I am a college graduate and although I received critical thinking instruction from both of my parents, who were teachers, before I went to school, while there I observed many kids who did not have the same. Kids are vehicles of learning with mush for brains. Highly impressionable. If they don't have the proper training at home, many will latch on to radical ideas from college professors, because most kids are natuarally rebellious to some extent at that age. Usually intellectual maturation doesn't occur before college, it happens aftwerwards.
artfulhogster, Glock Talk Forum 3 Comments
[6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: -5
Napoleon the Clown
Basically accurrate, though the ideas from college professors isn't inhereintly radical...
7/12/2006 3:29:18 AM
This isn't really that fundie, although I despise the insinuation that, if a young adult has different views than their parents, it's because they're "rebelling." Like, it's a phase they'll go through, and then they'll end up agreeing with their parents. Right.
My mom basically told me that's why I wasn't conservative; I was being "rebellious" toward my father. I wish I could have told her "no, it's because I'm a gay atheist pacifist and I believe in helping poor people." But all that's just a phase, right?
I'd rather be "rebellious" then blindly accept my father's viewpoints, anyway. That's what my dad does to *his* dad (still, at the age of 50), which is why you have the unique situation of an unemployed uninsured person voting against giving himself health care. (His father, of course, is a filthy rich old white guy.)
7/24/2009 8:24:07 PM
Context would help... But I suspect that nothing good can come from a gun's forum !
9/24/2012 2:24:04 AM