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Mind Games

Mind Games #8

This is a different sort of question.

What is it about children that makes them more valuable or important than adults?

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3 thoughts on “Mind Games #8

  1. I’ve heard a lot of things; it seems intuitive, but some people try to break it down to different motivations and instincts. For one, they haven’t had as much of a chance at life/have a lot more of their lifespan left, that sort of thing. For another, they are weaker and less able to defend themselves, which makes it the adults’ responsibility to make sure they’re unharmed. Of course, I’m not really sure what my own answer would be, because my brain keeps answering “because they’re kids!” and that isn’t really an answer.

    Posted by Bethany | 01/08/2011, 11:17 pm
  2. I’m thinking it is because they are the example we are to follow as far as approaching our Heavenly Father. He says to come to Him like a little child. The innocent trust they have in us is to be applied to Him.

    Posted by Janet | 01/09/2011, 1:15 pm
  3. I would like to say that it’s natural, that it’s something that God gives us. But there are so many cultures where their children are completely marginalized. I think our emphasis is pretty rare, actually. But our culture has a strong inclination toward protecting the weak and innocent, as well as the ingrained belief that anybody can be anything they want. I think that when you combine those two things, you get the mindset that our children are our most precious citizens. It is our obligation to take care of them and give them opportunities to succeed.

    Posted by coyotetom | 01/13/2011, 8:55 am

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