Friday, July 18, 2008

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

We are all still childlike in our understanding of the nature of reality. Just as the child can only fathom the adult world, the adult can only fathom what reality really "is." Everyone is innocent of something relative to each other only developmentally.

The adult mind is itself only capable of understanding so much as it has experienced, and because we only experience the third dimension (space) and can only conceive of the fourth (time), we are rendered truly infantile in the grand scheme of things (10 dimensions).

This is the very essence of our rather "puerile psyche."

Monday, July 14, 2008

Idiocy in the Name of Correctness

Who says adults have common more sense than children? Apparently a boy in Sweden has been the victim of a gross abuse of school authority, in the name of ensuring against discrimination. When handing out invitations in school, everyone has to be invited, or no one at all. In doing so, the school has discriminated against this child in their quest, and doesn't appear to think him capable of inviting his own friends to a party.

Swedish school confiscates boy's party invitations STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP)

A school has confiscated an 8-year-old boy's birthday party invitations after they were handed out during class because it said it had a duty to ensure against discrimination.

The boy handed out invitations to classmates at his school in Lund, southern Sweden, but did not invite two boys because they were not his friends, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reported earlier this week.

The school, 360 miles south of Stockholm, confiscated all the invitations, saying it objected because it had a duty to ensure against discrimination.
I think this falls into the same category as rules that ban valentines on Valentine's Day and games such as dodge ball. We're raising a generation of kids who will never be able to deal with rejection and conflict because every opportunity to experience and grow under it has been removed. In a way though, kids are still experiencing rejection and conflict, but unfortunately now it's happening because of the intrusive measures of schools, courts, and local governments to supposedly "eliminate" it. I find this to be many times more harmful.

The report on Friday did not name the boy or his family. It said the boy's father has filed a complaint with the parliamentary ombudsman. The father told the newspaper that the two classmates were not invited because one had bullied his son and the other had not invited his son to the classmate's birthday party.

"My son has taken it very hard," the father told Sydsvenskan of the school's decision. "It's like taking someone's mail."

The parliamentary ombudsman has asked the school board to decide on the issue before Sept. 8.

If the people who confiscated this boy's party invitations really cared about the wellbeing of children, they would give him back his right to invite who he wants to his party, followed by a sincere apology. Please kindly see to it that his party has not been completely ruined by this school board, and that he's still able to enjoy himself with his friends.

A little common sense goes a long way.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Child's Psychoactive Breakfast gets more "Mealy"

As if children didn't have enough on their plate (Antidepressants: Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro; Stimulants: Amphetamines like Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall; Mood Stabilizers for disorders not even proven to exist in childhood: Lithium, antipsychotics like Chlorpromazam ...etc.), now it appears their traditional psychoactive breakfast will be cholesterol reducing as well.

Cholesterol drugs recommended for some 8-year-olds to prevent heart disease


For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems.

Dr. Stephen Daniels, of the academy's nutrition committee, says the new advice is based on mounting evidence showing that damage leading to heart disease, the nation's leading killer, begins early in life.

Of course, like everything in the Medical Industrial Complex, it has little to do with whatever health concerns they are actually using to justify profiteering off the current obesity and heart condition problems in childhood. The medical professionals, like this Dr. Stephan Daniels here, become pushers for the pharmaceutical industry, and people buy into it just because it's what the "good doctor" prescribes.

What this Medical Industrial Complex doesn't tell you (as something they know all to well being professionals in the field of health) is that healthy diet and exercise is just as effective as any medication. This means not buying into the current health craze with all these heavily processed foods that children eat that announce "reduced sodium" and "non-fat" because that's just another industrial money grab that isn't really where you should be focusing your health considerations.

If you want your children to eat healthy, forget labels, stop buying them processed foods. Shop the periphery of the supermarket, that is where you're going to find your answer: fruits, vegetables, meats, natural juices and dairy. Avoid the center of the store, where all the cholesterol-inducing, supposedly "health conscious" brands and labels are at all costs, it's a marketing trap certified by the FDA that's not doing children any justice.

Most children aren't going to need this pill if they are given a proper diet. Take one more useless medication off their plate. There is no reason why in our developed society with all this abundance of these basic staples that our children have to be this unhealthy that they need another pill to combat the atrocity that is modern unhealthy -- "kid friendly"-- lifestyle.

Just goes to show that adults have little more knowledge of how to stay healthy than children themselves.