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post #31 of 54 Old 09-22-2011, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Today, my rant is cars! Evil! Riding through the neighbourhood today, around the time people were coming home from work, probably grumpy and tired and therefore *leathering* it (yes, same neighbourhood where kids come barrelling out of driveways on bikes!). A few cars came screaming past and I had to leap for the sidewalk/pavement. One of the cars which sent us scrambling off the road was driven by another livery at my barn! I had some choice words about that one.
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post #32 of 54 Old 09-22-2011, 04:18 PM
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I hate people who recklessly drive around horses. A couple of times I was in another state riding in a carriage and people kept honking their horns as they went past the horses and eventually they spooked and bolted. The team of horses almost hit an unexpecting car with children in it and it forced pedestrians to get out of the way or get trampled.

People don't take the dangers of acting reckless seriously like they should. Someone could've been severely injured all because that person decided to honk the horn while right next to the leading horse with the blinders on. It was stupid and risked everyone in that area.
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post #33 of 54 Old 09-22-2011, 04:21 PM
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Might I suggest you read the entire post rather than jumping so quickly to conclusions?

I did read the entire post. Maybe you should have quoted everything I said. I said I wouldn't let my kids be reckless like that I couldn't speak to how they discipline their kids. This is clearly a misunderstanding due to the lack of expression allowed by the key board. Most parents instincts are to protect their kids. However, we have serious societal issues that won't be fixed on this or any other forum...............

This, too, shall pass........
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post #34 of 54 Old 09-22-2011, 04:41 PM
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It isn't the kids, my friends. It's their parents, and the mores of today. When I was a kid (and when my kids were kids) we knew what discipline was. Kids weren't allowed to run wild. Kids learned how to behave whether they were around livestock or not. Good behavior meant that if a kid didn't know they weren't supposed to go behind the horse, a simple "don't go behind the horse" meant the mistake would not be repeated. If it was repeated, a spanking would be in order.

My girls grew up in the country - and had the run of our property and the neighbor's pastures. In the summer, I saw them at breakfast, lunch and dinner - maybe a snack or two, and the rest of the time they were playing in the woods...outside in the fresh air - NOT in front of the TV.

My step grandkids are fairly new to the country, and were not raised in such a manner that they could develop any common sense, so they cannot be allowed the run of the property and the neighbor's places. It's really sad. Some people think I'm too hard on the grandkids - I won't allow them near the horses without me right there with them, but you would think differently if you saw the incredibly stupid things they do! I have lost count of how many times I've told them you are NOT to swing on the horse's tails, or NOT to stick their hands down in the horse's feed tubs while the horses are eating.

I wish I had my step grandkids from the very beginning - like I did with my kids and my own grandkids - but the damage has been done. My step grandkids are the reason most people don't want kids around their horses, and I can't blame them. They are learning, but I really fear that one of them is going to get hurt - or hurt one of my horses before they learn and practice what they learn...

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post #35 of 54 Old 09-22-2011, 05:14 PM
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The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates 469 BC–399 BC
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Hahaha. This one little girl about five years old who rides at our barn was helping me muck out stalls. She opened our palomino KC's stall door and started flinging the shovel around and spooked the horse really bad. She started crying when I yelled at her but at least now she knows to wait for us to move the horses out of the stalls first. Oh well :)
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post #37 of 54 Old 09-22-2011, 05:16 PM
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I agree with the being outside stuff. My kids watch maybe an hour of TV a week. There isn't much worth them watching anyway. It's 99% junk. The rest of the time they're outside and we camp almost every weekend in the spring/summer and fall. Just not winter. :)

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The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates 469 BC–399 BC
I disagree with this. The world is changing and I do think there are a lot more direspectful kids, but there are tons of respectful kids. I believe the definition of respect has changed, but its not gone, its just in a new form. And there are the really bad kids, but you can't tell me there werent bad kids in all the other generations too. The world has changed and I believe the definition of a good child and respect has shifted aswell, not better or worse, just changed.
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post #39 of 54 Old 09-23-2011, 05:38 PM
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Maybe I took the quote the wrong way but I think that the point of the quote was that people were saying the same thing 2400 years ago. I have 2 of the most kind hearted kids and I don't think they are that rare. Most of the deviants have been poisoned by a crude society. My kids and 80% of the kids they hang around with are well behaved, with guidance.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

This, too, shall pass........
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post #40 of 54 Old 09-23-2011, 07:57 PM
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My point in quoting Socrates is that people have always complained about kids.
There are really a lot of kids that are bad right now, but if they are just kids, then it is lack of guidance that makes them bad. That makes the parent generation bad.

There are also a lot of great kids out there. My kids don't always do exactly what I want them to do. (They are young adults now.) However, they are kind and helpful to their fellow man, so I don't see how I can ask for more...... even if their hairstyles just don't do it for me.

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