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Re: Give them back their lives [politicization of young people]

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Objectively speaking, that would be far less likely to work.


Children typically grow up in an environment where much is taken care of for them. They get fed, clothed, housed, and most probably don't spend much time thinking about where the money for that comes from, or the money that pays for their school for that matter. Most of them probably don't spend much time considering that much of what they freely enjoy should not be taklen for granted but is only there because others fought and some even died for it. So the whole happy-clappy socialism-lite message resonates much more strongly than any other political point of view.


Maybe coincidentally some teachers do encourage that way of thinking, but even if they didn't I think children would tend that way anyway. It's only to be expected.


It's only when they make other experiences in life that some modify or refine those view, whereas others do not.


This is not to say that some adults don't shamelessly exploit the views of children.
Pestalozzi is what they need. They worked hard with him for their schooling.

(He did tend to give away all to wanderers, including his belt and shoelaces, but that's another story...a chapter for kids on "kindness")
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