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Greta and children in general are being used to promote a political agenda by people who donít care about long-term welfare
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Re: Stop the exploitation of Greta and children

I Wish somebody would have exploited me like that when I was 16.

Where I at that age mostly spend my days with school, playing football on the field and rolling another joint, she gets sponsored sail trips over the ocean.
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Re: Stop the exploitation of Greta and children

Basically it's about time for the 4 day school week.
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Basically it's about time for the 4 day school week.
Well. Try teaching on Fridays. Kids fail the tests, anyways. They perform the best on Wednesdays at 10.30am.
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Basically it's about time for the 4 day school week.
4 or 5 with one day home office?
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Basically it's about time for the 4 day school week.
And a 4 day working week. Would be very good for the environment and the economy
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Re: Stop the exploitation of Greta and children

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I Wish somebody would have exploited me like that when I was 16.

Where I at that age mostly spend my days with school, playing football on the field and rolling another joint, she gets sponsored sail trips over the ocean.
At that age? Hmmm....romantic ideas about an adventurous life and changing the world, not really unheard of. Luckily, most of us didn't get it because we would have probably detested it. Such comfort in being a child, going to school and bitching about stupid teachers and "impossible" parents...

Wonder how Greta herself feels? Or thinks about our assumptions? She seems like a pretty special child, or should I say young lady.
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At that age? Hmmm....romantic ideas about an adventurous life and changing the world, not really unheard of. Luckily, most of us didn't get it because we would have probably detested it. Such comfort in being a child, going to school and bitching about stupid teachers and "impossible" parents...
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Parents are still impossible!
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At that age? Hmmm....romantic ideas about an adventurous life and changing the world, not really unheard of. Luckily, most of us didn't get it because we would have probably detested it. Such comfort in being a child, going to school and bitching about stupid teachers and "impossible" parents...

Wonder how Greta herself feels? Or thinks about our assumptions? She seems like a pretty special child, or should I say young lady.
These days adolescense is far worst than it was even in the recent past as bear in mind that
adolescent boys have to navigate the minefield of political correctness and as for approaching,
dating or picking up future prospective girlfriends.

There they stand the very real risk of being labelled as sex pests or being accused of sexual harrasment.
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These days adolescense is far worst than it was even in the recent past as bear in mind that
adolescent boys have to navigate the minefield of political correctness and as for approaching,
dating or picking up future prospective girlfriends.

There they stand the very real risk of being labelled as sex pests or being accused of sexual harrasment.
What? You mean they have to treat girls and young women like human beings?!

Whatever next?
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There they stand the very real risk of being labelled as sex pests or being accused of sexual harrasment.
Oh, if only that nothing really changed I think. They always risked that if I think more of it. Now there can be more legal consequences....btw, why is that a bad thing?

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Oh, if only that nothing really changed I think. They always risked that if I think more of it. Now there can be more legal consequences....btw, why is that a bad thing?
I reckon teenagers should take along a lawyer who promises to remain sober to their hedonistic parties.
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These days adolescense is far worst than it was even in the recent past as bear in mind that
adolescent boys have to navigate the minefield of political correctness and as for approaching,
dating or picking up future prospective girlfriends.

There they stand the very real risk of being labelled as sex pests or being accused of sexual harrasment.
Or they can sit back and wait for all of the sexually frustrated girls to do all the work and be labelled as sex pests or being accused of sexual harassment.

Works both ways.

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There they stand the very real risk of being labelled as sex pests or being accused of sexual harrasment.
Yes. Itís surely political correctness gone mad.

Curiously some of us somehow manage to make it without ever facing accusations.

I blame pesky parents, teaching their sons the values of showing respect towards women.
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Re: Stop the exploitation of Greta and children

Cannot subsume someone's passion for doing things even at 16. I do not see people complaining when 16 year olds score goals and travel the world for their professional sports teams.
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Re: Stop the exploitation of Greta and children

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Which people in particular? Do you have a list of names?
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Greta and children in general are being used to promote a political agenda by people who donít care about long-term welfare
Most of us will live to watch her found and run some multi-billion-global company and the 68-ers shall be very forgiving

However, in the mean time she has not picked a bad pastime and her parents surely have to worry about her a lot less than other parents. And actually this is all about long-term welfare, so what exactly are you worried about, omtatsat?!
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Greta and children in general are being used to promote a political agenda by people who donít care about long-term welfare
If the "political agenda" is saving our planet, while also making the next generation conscious of how fragile said planet is, fine by me!
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If the "political agenda" is saving our planet, while also making the next generation conscious of how fragile said planet is, fine by me!
All fine and I agree, but I do not see those kids changing behaviour just yet. Shouting and taking a day off from school is not going to help much if you do not do anything else.
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All fine and I agree, but I do not see those kids changing behaviour just yet. Shouting and taking a day off from school is not going to help much if you do not do anything else.
Are we, adults, always consistent with our views? Surely filling our shopping bags despite our love for nature and genuine concern for the environment has happened to all and each of us, I think.

Some kids take things even a step further. My OH's nephew was telling us he's seriously thinking of a method to safely decompose all that plastic we have accumulated in the nature and don't know what to do with it. (oh, if he only knew...) The point is they do care and not only at a superficial, day-off from school kind of thing. Why assume.
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