We in the Anglosphere have propagated this conceptualization of E. A. Blair which doesn't stem from the guy's philosophies at all, but rather a framing of those ideas by those associated with Reagan and Thatcher. For one, Orwell was a committed democratic socialist until the day of his death (forgive me if I'm just repeating things you already know), and as such, generally supported collective policies. What he did not support was the use of language and propaganda to consistently lie to the citizenry in order that they support the actions of the government which were contrary to their own interests.
As a socialist, Orwell understood that there were some things that a person was just going to have to put up with, even with personal reservations, for the benefit of all. What he didn't tolerate was the imposition of restrictions simply for the reinforcement of the powered elite, nor the use of memes to enforce these restrictions.
Medication to function well within the reality of the modern post-industrialized state, something that is highly unnatural given our cognitive evolution, seems to be one of those things that are of the former category. Not only that, but it comes down to the question of choice: you can always simply not take your pills.
I've heard the same. Would be interested to see the numbers.Co-ordination issues are P related I beleive.... seen a few write up with links to that. My dysleixia means I've got wroten hand eye co-ordiantion, actually there is a school of thought that says if kids with dyslexia do hand eye work outs it helps with the whole thing.
American (middle-class) parents are very achievement-oriented (contrary to the stories of woe often portrayed on TV, which serves merely to freak people out and keep them watching), and we still have similar issues. I still think it's just an issue of kids being kids.I was meaning UK parenting styles... we've gone from a driven - acheivement orientated style - promoting values of advancement, into parents just wanting kids to be happy.....which is causing motivation issues.
I honestly think that such reports are just to keep the punters mad at their TVs, and as such still watching. Has there ever been a period in history where someone wasn't complaining that the current generation of children was being mollycoddled?Changes is discipline at home and at school are causing other issues on top of this that are more behavoral. The overly nurturing nanny style is preventing kids having learning experiences and to an extent supporting childhood obesity (ofering childen choices in foods etc). It's a mjor concern here... :o
Best place to beWooops we are totally off topic now ... woops