*This conversation with an old friend is not verbatim but it's pretty damn close* "When a baby is born it's up to the parents to try, using the best of their abilities, to create an emotionally, physically and socially adjusted adult who can...
*This conversation with an old friend is not verbatim but it's pretty damn close*
"When a baby is born it's up to the parents to try, using the best of their abilities, to create an emotionally, physically and socially adjusted adult who can look towards the future with confidence. So many people are oblivious to the power of influence they possess when raising children. See, from day one your child relies on you to educate them on their surrounds and environment. They [children] have no other choice than to trust what they're being told. With repetitive actions and sounds you teach your child that a chair is a chair. With blind faith the child never questions the chair being called a chair. You're all it knows. It has no reason to distrust. This is what frightens me. I could very easily teach the child that the chair is a "sofa" or that cats are "dogs." I could spend years feeding the child an infinite amount of false information so when the child finally enters the "real world" they are very likely to question beyond their own existence. Not to say I'd ever do that but the temptation will always be there. Basically controlling then breaking a human life with lies is by far the most maniacal violation you could inflict on another human, let alone your own kid.....that is unless he/she doesn't break and instead decides to replace his/her prior misinformation with realization and in turn use their false upbringing as a tool to detect future deceptions while also finding little effort in maintaining a positive viewpoint. Though the latter outcome is highly unlikely."
-Charles Carter, 1996, Stargate Diner