Perspective

Posted: August 22, 2008 in Learning..., Theory
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I remembered reading this quote sometime in my younger years and finding it interesting… and I ran across it again today.

“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 (469-399 B.C.)

I think it’s less of “kids will be kids” and more of “adult perspective never changes”… but that’s what I love about the edu-blogosphere… it’s less “those darn kids” and more “what great kids… how can we help them be even greater?”

Just a random thought for today.

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