Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I'm not surprised.
People are so far removed from their food sources and the natural world now, that it's frightening.
What I don't understand is even if they've never seen a live cow, horse, chicken, etc. there are books, magazines and the interwebz where they can find pictures and descriptions.
Our society is too insulated and soft. American children are at epidemic proportions for obesity, and their parents aren't far behind. We're raising a society of lumpy, lardy, techno geeks.
You know who puts up hay where I live? The middle aged and older women and men! The young people whine about how hot it is, how heavy the bales are, and omigawd the hay is prickly and there are bugs everywhere!!!
Not all children are like that, but a sad majority are, and it's the adults who are to blame.
Now it's all about 'play dates' and 'arranging' things. In my day, my parents shooed us out the door once our chores were done, we played outside all day only stopping to grab a sandwich for lunch, then back in for dinner, only to be outside again until the street lights came on.
Kids today would shrivel and die without their A/C, TV, and electronic gadgets.
I seriously fear for the future of this country.