elasto wrote:Addams... With the greatest of respect... What on earth are you talking about?
This guy was given a creative writing assignment
He chose to write about killing a dinosaur with a gun
...how can anyone have a problem with that? Least of all you who has the most 'creative' writing style of anyone I've ever come across...
My goodness. Your society has such a schizophrenic view of violence. It's ubiquitous on tv and in movies (but showing a nipple is somehow corrupting) but if a kid fed on such a diet dares to include such themes in a creative writing assignment then calling in the real-world police is somehow an appropriate response?
You both have good points.
How old is this child?
I am sticking to the Point of View that what is considered OK is Not OK.
I know Boys will be Boys.
At four they will put on Magic Panties and a Towel and Launch themselves into Space from the back of the sofa.
At ten they are large enough and often have an interest in both guns and hunting.
When do we teach them Self Control?
I like Creativity as much as the next guy.
Still....I get tired of hearing fantasies of pointless violence.
The point you have made about the US television and Movie industries is a good one.
I have become dulled to the constant Violence.
It's like Porn.
Only a thin thread of a story holds the cruelty and violence together.
I have heard that sort of thing from the 9 to 12 year old crowd. I think it is Normal.
It is best to reward them for Real Creative behavior and let that Dumb Shit evaporate.
But! Damn it!
In the US in 2014 it is not only possible but likely to hear Adult Men talking and writing that way.
Why?? Because, it is easy, it gets them some kind of social stroking and they get away with it!
If we begin to Question these AssHoles. They might start getting a little more creative.
The BOOM! and CRASH! And STAB! of Boys must at some point become the BOOM! CRASH! and STAB! of adulthood.
Adults should be responsible for what they say, write and do.
It's hard and everyone needs to be allowed to stumble and even fall.
When those little Jerks go to school they are At Work!
That is their Work Environment.
It should be both fun and productive.
Not just for the Loud and Aggressive.
Maybe the schools have been too lenient on the Students and too tough on the Teachers.
If a teacher asks for Back-Up. That teacher should get Back-Up.
The society will spend a great deal of money and effort on this little Jerk.
The children that don't really know what is going on will be ignored.
How about the Kid that does not have a computer?
What about the Kid that does not have a FaceBook to update?
They are boring?
Yes. They are boring and they know it.
You will not hear much about those kids for a while.
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