20 Oct 2016

Dear October | 20

I don't think you will like what I have to say today, but I'm going to say it anyway....

I read an interesting blog post that sparked hatred for this world we live in. I know using the word hate is a very negative and strong word but its how I feel and this topic drives me up the wall! 

It's a article about a mother who questions how 'modern parents' raise their kids after her son chose not to take his favourite action figure, as the yellow toy drill because it might be mistaken as a gun and that he will get in trouble by his teacher. She then goes one to discuss how "Modern parenting is creating a generation that's not going to be able to function in society".

She the goes to say about how some many years ago, boys would play good guy and bad guy, and run around with toy guns. She also mentions that if you were to take the toy guys away they would use their fingers or sticks and pretend it was a gun. "These Days" is boys would be playing with pretend guns they might be classes as threats and be removed from play groups. Parents who will drop everything and anything to play with a child who is said to need attention or a child that is frustrated. The same parent who then gives a child a iPad to keep them entertained while they wait for their meal at a restaurant.

How is this said child going to deal with the fact that in the 'real world' people won't willingly just stop with their busy lives to cater to their every need because they "needs attention". How is this said child going to cope when they share an idea at work and it gets turned down immediately. Will they go home and cry, think about suicide, complain its bulling or actually have the skills to learn from it and improve. 

Now just to clarify I do not have children and you might think I therefor have not right to an opinion on parenting "as you don't know how it is to raise a human being". No I don't, but to be honest this topic makes me fear bringing a child into a world like this. A world where people, are so sensitive and fragile that your just breath in their direction in an 'inappropriate' way that it would cause their whole world to crumble and they start to think about suicide or self harm. The worst part is that society encourages this behaviour, encourage people to "feel entitled to a world-wide pity party".

I want to say that in the 'Real World' outside of mum and dads house and away from their control and comfort - there is life. Life, that eats you up and spits you out, makes you learn from situation you can't handle, situation you don't like, situations that is just part of the growing up side. 

Life isn't  always easy and life isn't always sunshine and roses. You will ALWAYS improve from 'situations' and ALWAYS be a better person when you get out of it. You need to lighten up and live. You need to enjoy life for what it is. You life!!!

I encourage you to read the full blog post on this toy action figure on  The Metz Family blog and make your own opinions on how you see the kids of today growing up. 

A heavy one today October

Hugs and kisses

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