The Kids Are Certainly Not All Right

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All this overly-compensated smothering is just leading to a population of wimpy, binge-drinking stalkers who can’t cope with day-to-day life, spiraling towards a lifetime of prescription medication Band-Aids…15% of college students now experience chronic anxiety, self-mutilation is rampant, affecting 15% of all adolescents, and 40% of women in college will suffer from anorexia or bulimia… This same innate need to be their own person is a leading cause of over-drinking, which reduces the above anxiety and also requires little to no social skills; and that same lack of social skills and experience with relationship development leads to stalking and violence.

In my opinion, kids are severely underlooked in futurism. What does the future look like for kids? Shouldn’t we be creating a future that encourages children to contribute, innovate, and collaborate? Should we be consulting kids about what they want the future to be? After all, they are the ones that will live in it longer…What do you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts – so please leave a comment!

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Gerd Leonhard


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