KLUGMO wrote:This may be a little touchy but should children grow up not knowing that
people like that shooter exist?
Is the question "Should we raise gullible morons?"
Uh, then, no.
If the question is "Should we shelter kids from EVER knowing how screwed-up the world is?"
That would also be a No.
KLUGMO wrote:Do you think they need to grow up savvy and aware that evil exists.?
It would be better if they knew the truth of things than to live in a bubble fantasy world.
KLUGMO wrote:Should they just be protected and kept pure of all negativity?
IMPOSSIBLE! All you accomplish by being overprotective is make them into future victims.
KLUGMO wrote:Is our world so saturated with bad around every corner that to not
expose a child to this reality is leaving him unprepared for the real world?
Well, here's the thing, the world isn't ALL BAD.
It isn't ALL ROSES, either.
The world is EVERYTHING.
It is what it is.
If you try to teach kids as much about EVERYTHING as you can, they will be better prepared to deal with it than if you only showed them the nice pleasant things.
This is where myths and fairy tales originate.
It gives children a general understanding of things, to navigate the world with.
The bible, for example, is great literature and full of good life lessons if
you later realize that it is NOT a history or science book.
It has good and evil and some grey areas in-between.
Aesop's fables are also great stories for teaching how the world works.
The Brother's Grimm, great stuff!
KLUGMO wrote:Have you ever known someone who put themselves in danger because
they were just clueless or ignorant of the situation they put themselves in?
Yes, quite a few.
KLUGMO wrote:This subject reminds me of film I have seen of people walking toward the
ocean as it receded and the tsunami grew closer.[/b]
Those are the sorts of people who never watched horror movies!
That's a strictly "Rated G" audience there.