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Oy vey

Having seen the changes at more and more parks and schools, I was suspecting this, but it's hard to believe that some people want to:

Take the Play out of Playgrounds

I mean, WTF? Is it any wonder we're becoming a country of fat lazy couch potatoes? Either the kids learn to sit on their ass playing video games all day or they are "hyperactive" and get diagnosed with ADHD and they get prescribed drugs to deal with it.

Ugh. Whatever happened to letting kids be kids?

This is right up there with the whole "no one loses" thing that some schools do. No one wins, no one loses, hurray for mediocrity!

Jeez.


Kind of reminds me of this Eddie Izzard bit from D2K:

"What the fuck have you been smoking, eh? Certainly you haven't been smoking in a bar in California, that's for certain!" ‘Cause you can't! No, no smoking in bars now, and soon, no drinking and no talking! Be careful, California! You're supposed to be the crazy state, the out there, the wild ones, you know? In the future, everyone's going to say, "Come down to the library, we'll have a wild time, shall we? “



Thanks to jetgrrl for the link original link.

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IMO we're trying just too hard to protect everyone from everything. While I think some amount of interference is ok/acceptable (e.g. requiring that people wear seatbelts), this is taking things to an unhealthy point.

I wouldn't be surprised if a few years from now the fat kids start suing the schools for not making them work out more (heck schools are already getting rid of soda in schools). Just another way of teaching people to avoid responsability.