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Studies show materialistic socitey is damaging children...
Posted 2/26/08
Here are the titles of two articles I recently discovered on Drudge.

"Angst-ridden teens have different brain structures: study"

and


"Studies show materialistic society may be 'damaging' children"

You can probably guess the rest of the articles...

Does ANYONE else think this is absolutely ridiculous? Seriously, do we need to give teens a reason to pull the "I'm a victim because my brain is oddly shaped?"

And what about society being materialistic and it hurting kids? When did this become news???

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Posted 2/26/08
lmao agreed, sounds stupid
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Posted 2/26/08
Wow, that's weird. I'll get bored to death if I didn't have anything to play with. ): And I don't think it's damaging me. >.<
Posted 2/26/08
Well said.
lmao "Well hello Captain Obvious!"

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Theres the difference between kids who parents give them rewards for hard work and kids who just get them when ever they ask.
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Ugh, I hate people who never take responsibility for stuff, like "It's not my fault I stole that TV, it's a brain disorder!". Especially stuff like depression and stuff. It's not a disease. Come on. But err.. as to the materialism thing, I do think maybe there's a smidge too much of that in society these days. It turns kids into brats who value life based on posessions instead of on what they actually are.
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I just saw something on the TV at the bar tonight about how to raise your children to be millionares.....yeah....
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Posted 2/26/08
jeez, what ISNT damaging kids nowadays. . .
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There is nothing wrong with a good back hand when the kid gives lip!!!
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Posted 2/26/08

metalduck wrote:

Ugh, I hate people who never take responsibility for stuff, like "It's not my fault I stole that TV, it's a brain disorder!". Especially stuff like depression and stuff. It's not a disease. Come on. But err.. as to the materialism thing, I do think maybe there's a smidge too much of that in society these days. It turns kids into brats who value life based on posessions instead of on what they actually are.


yeah cause depression and bi polar isn't a chemical imbalance in the brain or anything... i don't know HOW that could POSSIBLY be a mental disorder... That MILLIONS of people are hospitalized or medicated for... no never.. that's not a mental disorder or anything... /sarcasm in case you didn't realise it.


Edit: the whole world is materialistic, it's not just children, children just don't know how to take responsibility and say... yes, i'm a materialistic selfish BITCH... so what?

*note - Duster is an Objectivist - Google it.
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Posted 2/27/08

Dusterbayala wrote:


metalduck wrote:

Ugh, I hate people who never take responsibility for stuff, like "It's not my fault I stole that TV, it's a brain disorder!". Especially stuff like depression and stuff. It's not a disease. Come on. But err.. as to the materialism thing, I do think maybe there's a smidge too much of that in society these days. It turns kids into brats who value life based on posessions instead of on what they actually are.


yeah cause depression and bi polar isn't a chemical imbalance in the brain or anything... i don't know HOW that could POSSIBLY be a mental disorder... That MILLIONS of people are hospitalized or medicated for... no never.. that's not a mental disorder or anything... /sarcasm in case you didn't realise it.


Edit: the whole world is materialistic, it's not just children, children just don't know how to take responsibility and say... yes, i'm a materialistic selfish BITCH... so what?

*note - Duster is an Objectivist - Google it.


All I'm saying is that people have control over their thoughts. I think that a person's state of mind is determined by their environment, not solely because of chemical imbalances. True, chemicals play a role, but people are accountable for themselves when it comes down to it. And just because millions of people are hospitalized and medicated, doesn't mean that they're getting treatment for the right reasons. I read somewheres that some depression medications have made the same difference in consumers as placebo treatments have. Ah, here it is.
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=adbef2cc-0b44-4ebc-a55d-7ef771b7db02&k=8177&p=1

Also, the brain isn't something that should be messed with. Thoughts should be dealt with with thoughts. It's different for, lets say, mentally disabled people, who may not have control at all, or who may not be able to understand some things, but people with depression are fully conscious of themselves. They may be at a disadvantage, but they're not hopeless.
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Posted 2/27/08
"Friend" will save us from this society.
Posted 2/27/08
oh nooo ><
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Posted 2/27/08
It's humanity's prerogative to be materialistic; it's the scourge and blessing that results from such a developed brain. It's what has kept the species going for a few million years, and exists even today as an unnecessary trait. People complaining about it are sort of complaining about our existence.
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Posted 2/27/08

I don't know if it's materialism, but something is definately wrong with kids today
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