I remember one expertly guided discussion on the importance of teacher helping the children learn morality and ethics. From my previous post, you know my opinion on this matter, and even then I was gagging inside as I listened.
After expounding on the woes of society and how children today (back then) sometimes don't have parents in the home, the teacher asked rhetorically, "So why is it so important for teachers to help children learn morality?"
To the delight of the teacher, one student (not me) answered, "Well, if we don't, who will?"
At the time I lacked the maturity to debate the class, so I stayed silent. But it just felt wrong.
The fact is, the wrong questions were being asked. It's not a matter of who will, but a matter of who SHOULD teach the child morality and ethics. Lessons on morality and ethics should be taught in the home where family values cannot only be taught, but practiced.
The farther society drifts from upholding traditional family values, the more it will cripple itself. It's like breaking the foundation of your house and then trying to patch it up with duct tape.
It's not going to work.
That's my opinion, anyway. What's yours?
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