Samuel Butler – British Poet, Author 1835 – 1902
Image Credit: http://themetapicture.com
Young children are naturally so philosophical. They ask: ‘What is real? What is truth?’ They have to learn it; they don’t automatically know it. To them, it’s a game. You can study this for years in college, and yet you probably asked it when you were four or five years old.
– Sharon Creech
“Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.”
– Victor Hugo
“When you cook it should be an act of love. To put a frozen bag in the microwave for your child is an act of hate.” – Raymond Blanc
The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.
– John Updike
Do not confine your children
to your own learning, for
they were born in another time.
From the email inbox:
Got to love this kid…
I still remember this photo when it was taken and shown in the newspapers, of the Vietnamese children, running away from the smoke.
If we are to reach real peace in the world,
we shall have to begin with children.
What happened in Newtown, CT was horrible, gut wrenching, and/or whatever spin you want to put on it. To interview police, first responders is one thing, but to interview children of a school, that went through a horrible nightmare is uncalled for. The children that attend that school, will be living this for the rest of their lives.
The media: have you no shame?