I found this great post on a blog called Zita’s Legacy.
It is about a call she got from the school principal because she allowed her daughter to walk home from school … which, by the way, is right across the street.
Anyway, her post got me thinking …
I don’t know how earlier generations ever survived. I personally walked to school for many years … all through elementary and middle school … winter, summer, rain, snow, or sunshine (No, it was not uphill both ways, and I did have shoes). But yes, I did drink water from a hose, ride my bike without a helmet, come home when the street lights came on, played Cops and Robbers, and Cowboys and Indians. I fought my battles with neighborhood bullies, and somehow, someway, I managed to survive.
If in today’s America, a child is not even allowed to walk home from school by themselves, even when that school is right across the street … then we are doomed to extinction! If we are raising a generation that cannot cross the street by themselves, how, as adults, will they be able to make intelligent decisions, survive any kind of challenge, protect their families, or fight off terrorists who wish to destroy our country?
It is a far cry from ideas such as …
Fall down seven times, get up eight.Japanese Proverb
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.Arnold Schwarzenegger
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.Michael J Fox
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.Earnest Hemingway
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.Psalm 28:7
Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.Demi Lovato
Anyway, that’s enough philosophical waxing! If you’d like to read Zita’s post, click below.
I get a phone call from my daughters school on Monday, it was the principle, he had left a message for me. “I know that we talked about this last year, your daughter Skylar walking home by herself. We just think that she is to young to be walking home alone by herself. We want […]WTF! — Zita’s Legacy
I think we have already raised far too many snowflakes! I am interested in knowing what you think …