On 29 Sep 2010 at 1:08am Webbo wrote:
I want a life that I would be happy to encourage my kids to strive for
On 29 Sep 2010 at 9:48am Miss Depressed wrote:
Mmmnn....have you failed then..£
On 29 Sep 2010 at 10:51am Weller Fella wrote:
Take up making wooden spoons then!
On 29 Sep 2010 at 10:51am Clifford wrote:
I want my kids to strive to change life as we live it today. That's how we progress.
On 29 Sep 2010 at 6:27pm Grunge wrote:
I agree with Webbo and Clifford.
I think the short period we had in the last century, betore the war, when everyone could apparently leave their back doors unlocked, was a happy fluke. It wasn't like that before, and certainly not since. However, what went with it was the Depression. What can be done to change things today, in education, in opportunity and in attitude, so that people can feel confident, safe and optimistic?
On 29 Sep 2010 at 7:41pm Leaf wrote:
I'm with you web.
On 29 Sep 2010 at 8:14pm stan wrote:
there is more opportunity than in any time in human history,the highest standard of living and most personal freedom. I am not sure that confidence and optimism has anything to do with safety either. People have those personal qualities,not society as a whole.
On 30 Sep 2010 at 9:21am jrsussex wrote:
The real challenge for adults today, possibly more than ever, is to bring our young up to be decent members of society. Making their way in life but devoting some time, however little they can spare, to assisting others less fortunate. To instill respect into young people for themselves and towards others as they go through life. To understand that you should put into the pot if you expect to take from it.
If we can succeed in doing this much of what is mentioned above will follow.
On 30 Sep 2010 at 1:46pm Clan D Stein wrote:
I want a huge amount of money and a big house in the country!
On 30 Sep 2010 at 2:07pm Clifford wrote:
Sometimes JRS I think there's still a lot of socialism in your thinking. That's a compliment.
On 30 Sep 2010 at 3:32pm stan wrote:
"More attention will they pay, to what you do than what you say". C.S.Lewis wrote an essay "The Sermon and the Lunch" which put it all very nicely.
It is so much harder to be the example isn't it?
On 30 Sep 2010 at 9:10pm jrsussex wrote:
Clifford - Well spotted, it is very difficult to leave your roots behand, Tory I am but can remember the struggles of the working class in the 40's and 50's.
On 30 Sep 2010 at 10:00pm MC wrote:
40s?? Bleedin' heck. How old are you? 90 plus?
On 30 Sep 2010 at 10:25pm jrsussex wrote:
Way to go to reach that milestone, I was just a kid in the 40's but remember some hard times. It makes me wonder, what is poverty today? I have at times been into households where they have a large flat screen TV, DVD players/recorders, washing machine. dishwasher, state of the art computer equipment, car, the latest designer gear and yet when asked they say "We are a very poor family". Sign of the times I assume.
On 30 Sep 2010 at 10:58pm MC wrote:
Yours is a crucial observation and opens up a juicy can of invertebrates of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately I have to go to bed so can't explore it further.
On 1 Oct 2010 at 8:05pm Peter Byron wrote:
Live and let live, and true tolerance, that is the way forward my dear friends, sounds as if we are all doing ok I would say. Best, Peter