MISTRESS CARRIE'S BLOG

My Daily Observation May 17, 2013

So, I saw this... and thought...
OMFG! If every person I was "rude" to, plotted to kill me, I'd be dead a million times over.

This is an example of poor and great parenting.
Poor, on behalf of the child and his friend that plotted to kill a girl in school for being rude...If you believe that "nurture and not nature" is to blame here.

And Good, for the parents of the 4th grader who actually saw something (the knife on the school bus) and said something!
Who knows what would have happened if he didn't speak up!

I remember being in the 5th grade, and thinking that the world was unfair, and that I was smarter that I actually was. But, I don't ever remember making a "hit list" and plotting to kill a classmate. 

So, if it;s not Nurture at work here, and these kids come from good homes, with attentive parents, than Nature must be at work, correct? And if that is true, is it possible to reverse or correct this child before he turns 18 and is sent back out into the world, where he will find out exactly how "rude" people can be?

Things like this scare the hell out of me, because this kid grew up in America... No matter what you think about our government, our leadership, or our financial climate... It only takes one trip overseas to see how lucky we all are to be born here.  Are we doomed, not only as a society, but as a human race when you see a child capable of something like this? 

And just when you thought the world was ugly, I give you this!
A 2 year old, singing Pearl Jam! This is what good parenting looks like!

Don't agree with me?
I'll try again tomorrow!