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Old Jun 25, '12, 5:21 am
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Garbage in, garbage out. If I eat tons of junk food I feel like garbage. If I watch too ,uch junk it does the same to my moral compass.

It is really hard to get my kids to do something that doesn't involve a screen. Or burried in a book( I have a hard time with on kid who will spend all her free time hiding in a book)
Even if they are watching, or playing positive things, it's what they are not doing, like interacting with others, or being creative.
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Garbage in, garbage out. If I eat tons of junk food I feel like garbage. If I watch too ,uch junk it does the same to my moral compass.

It is really hard to get my kids to do something that doesn't involve a screen. Or burried in a book( I have a hard time with on kid who will spend all her free time hiding in a book)
Even if they are watching, or playing positive things, it's what they are not doing, like interacting with others, or being creative.
As a bookworm who's only received bullying from a majority of his attempts to 'interact', I would say socializing can be overrated.

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I don't advocate living under a rock but I see a lot of irony when people complain about all the sin in media and society but at the same time, I find people who encourage social interaction like it's a moral value in of itself.

Personally, I think I'll just stick to making up my own mind from now on when it comes to anything social-related.
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From a bookworm who's only received bullying from a majority of his attempts to 'interact', I would say socializing can be overrated.
I was a bullied book worm too. She still needs to interact with her family and learn how to read social cues, and develop common sense. Also she needs to try hard things. I think reading is easier for her than developing a new hobby or skill she might not be good at but keeps trying and gets better at. She will start something, realize it's harder than it looks then quit.
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Yes one should make up their own mind, about social interactions.
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I was a bullied book worm too. She still needs to interact with her family and learn how to read social cues, and develop common sense.
Like I said, I don't advocate living under a rock. Some people do need to get out on occasion. However, that has its limitations. Social interaction has its limitations. Don't be closed to the idea that maybe, just maybe, your kid is really just a fish out of water.

I know I am at times. I interact with people on these boards more than I do offline. The reason? I just can't find a lot of people outside CAF who like to talk about the same set of topics that I do. I can't force other people to take my interests but I have rights to not bend my back to society all the time either.

Besides, I also don't advocate unhealthy escapism. That doesn't mean I don't find real life boring and am not afraid of wishing it destabilized. One of my personal sayings is, "I know fantasy from reality. Reality still sucks."
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LW I don't disagree with you. I am a fish out of water as you put it. We are saying the same things. She does escape from everyday life. I send her up to clean her room and find her reading instead those kinds of things.
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The "manga" Japanese are extremely violent, yet crime is low in Japan;
Sir, can you point out who it was that robbed you?

Yes officer..it was the short, black haired man!
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Sir, can you point out who it was that robbed you?

Yes officer..it was the short, black haired man!
Sorry, I cannot follow your joke. there is some details missing...
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