Monday, March 7, 2011

Contemplative Monday



"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers."
----Socrates


 Photos taken 25 February 2011.

12 comments:

  1. Is this Socrates a friend of yours? And further more, how does he know my kids? Just kidding, my goal in life, besides de-cluttering, is to raise children with perfect manners. It's not easy.
    Your Friend, m.

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  2. Some things never change do they, Jim?

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  3. Some things never change, eh? Those little whippersnappers! *shakes fist*

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  4. Socrates said that? One tends to hear that all the time now,so I guess someone should take the whip to the mommies and daddies....!

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  5. And speaking of children... My sister Angie was visiting this past weekend and we were talking about her teaching job, and she quoted a comment someone had made about teachers being nothing more than glorified babysitters. Ha! Right away, I thought about that statement. Let's see. If that were to be the case, and a babysitter gets paid minimum wage and there are 30 children in a class. Then... That's a pretty good income. Oh, and the fact that they're glorified, doesn't that mean they should get an extra buck an hour maybe?... Teachers need a raise. LOL>

    I love these photos!

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  6. This actually gives me some hope. Maybe the younger generation won't come out so bad after all. Besides, I seem to remember very similar things being said about my generation, too.

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  7. Just came through A Little African Magic...your photos are lovely.
    Hello to a fellow Canadian...on the other side:)
    (I was out your way 2 years ago....a photographer's paradise!)

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  8. Bloody hell, for something written so many centuries ago, it doesn't half ring true. Mind you, I am a Victorian parent, meaning that I am a disciplinarian (in a nice way). I can't stand kids with no manners. Or kids that don't eat their meals at the table, or don't hold doors open for adults, or don't say please or thank you, or answer-back, or watch too much TV.

    Yeh, told you I was Victorian! Socrates was so ahead of his time.

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  9. sharon stole my thunder..... nothing ever really changes eh?

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  10. Deja vu all over again. Babe Ruth.

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  11. the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    this is SO true. soccrates was well ahead of his time.

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  12. Louise I'm with you -- that was my first thought too. Maybe this is just a part of growing up, just like puppies have to chew on everything. But I was amazed that this actually happened back then.--Inger

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