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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:43 AM

ermmmm....do you have any idea how cruel children are?

a world ruled by children would be like a world ruled by serial killers.


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:29 AM

 dekker87, on 30 November 2010 - 11:43 AM, said:

ermmmm....do you have any idea how cruel children are?

a world ruled by children would be like a world ruled by serial killers.

Do you really believe this? Care to elaborate on your reasoning?

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:24 AM

This world would be screwed if children ran it.
But, it probably wouldn't be worse than who runs it now.  :rofl:


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 08:47 AM

 Tim.C Melbourne, on 01 December 2010 - 05:29 AM, said:

Do you really believe this? Care to elaborate on your reasoning?

lol - yeah - i have a child...

ever watched a kid pull the wings off a fly? chase and torment a cat for it's own amusement?

children are driven by ego....what they want is what's important at the expense of anything else...liek serial killers.

it's naive and fluffy thinking in the extreme to believe that kids would rule the world in some benign way.


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:47 PM

 dekker87, on 01 December 2010 - 08:47 AM, said:

lol - yeah - i have a child...

ever watched a kid pull the wings off a fly? chase and torment a cat for it's own amusement?

children are driven by ego....what they want is what's important at the expense of anything else...liek serial killers.

it's naive and fluffy thinking in the extreme to believe that kids would rule the world in some benign way.

Haha, yes most children do do those things, hell I did too (a fly with no wings = a walk ;) ).

But do you really believe that these things suggest the child has a capacity to kill someone?

If they had nukes we would be screwed, one tantrum and goodbye world... :(

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:18 PM

Wow, I was expecting replies like "Oh, it would be like Neverland with Peter Pan!", but instead it's all about how evil and demented kids are. LOL! Wow, so much hope is given to our future generations.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:09 PM

 Tim.C Melbourne, on 01 December 2010 - 01:47 PM, said:

Haha, yes most children do do those things, hell I did too (a fly with no wings = a walk ;) ).

But do you really believe that these things suggest the child has a capacity to kill someone?

If they had nukes we would be screwed, one tantrum and goodbye world... :(

Have you read the book "The Lord of the Flies"....do it my friend.  

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

 :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:, on 01 December 2010 - 04:18 PM, said:

Wow, I was expecting replies like "Oh, it would be like Neverland with Peter Pan!", but instead it's all about how evil and demented kids are. LOL! Wow, so much hope is given to our future generations.


Children learn and grow, empathy and compassion are also learned, though of course children do show these traits.  Children are unformed that is all.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:12 PM

I think in a way, children do sort of rule the world.. They got a big spot on the consumer market, and a lot of adults worship youth with almost as much ardor as money. And spend enormous amounts of money to try to keep that youth.

But seriously if kids ruled the world.. We would be screwed. lol, look at how much trouble we are entering into with entitled kids now a days. If they really ran things, it would possibly be a fine approach to wipe out the human race.


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:40 PM

 rashore, on 01 December 2010 - 05:12 PM, said:

I think in a way, children do sort of rule the world.. They got a big spot on the consumer market, and a lot of adults worship youth with almost as much ardor as money. And spend enormous amounts of money to try to keep that youth.

But seriously if kids ruled the world.. We would be screwed. lol, look at how much trouble we are entering into with entitled kids now a days. If they really ran things, it would possibly be a fine approach to wipe out the human race.

You are right,we would be screwed.As was mentioned, look at Lord of the Flies,and all the bullying that goes on,and kids bringing guns to school to shoot their classmates,and we would be better off????!!!
You see so many kids with this entitlement issue, I notice it more with girls than boys.My parents taught us the world doesnot owe you anything,and if you want something,you have TO WORK to get it  and to constantly improve yourself. They also taught us to have compassion for others,that there are other people and things in the world besides ourselves.Kind of a family thing, as my parents always tried to give money to charity and help were it might be needed, and my dad had an aunt and a first cousin who were nuns.
Even though we adults have made the world a mess in alot of ways, it still would be worse if kids ruled the world. However, I do admit that there are good kids out there who try to collect school supplies, toys or clothing for poor kids here in the US and overseas.


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:49 AM

What the heck did I just read? Children are not mature enough to make decisions, to drink, to have sex, to do almost anything without the supervision of an adult, and he's talking about letting them be president and rule the world? The same children who cry if they fall on their butt, cry if their mom doesn't buy them bubble gum at the store? Yeah, let's put them in charge of the whole world. Thanks for the laugh. :lol:


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:10 PM

Has anybody read the book "The indigo Children???"Kids are after all human beeings and they see far more and more rational then adulds!!They are innocent and are not poisoned with an adulds point of view!!!Freedom for the gelly beans lets get rid of the plastic bags ey???


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:16 AM

I can see it now:

Jill: You won't invite me to your birthday party!? I DECLARE A WAR!!!

Bob: Did'ja say X-men sucks hard? (hits a red button that launches nukes)

Yeah...we would be totally screwed.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 12:44 AM

o.k what are you on???Send some ova then ?????





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