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Society’s demands for teachers

The primary agents of socialization are family, church and school. This indicates that the majority of social learning occurs in these three institutions by parents, faith leaders and teachers. I’ve recently written about society’s demands for parents and society’s demands … Continue reading

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Freedom to choose vs. total control

I enjoy reading books from the “dystopian future” category. I don’t know why, specifically, but I guess a lot of other people enjoy it as well because there sure are a lot of them. I think it relates to the … Continue reading

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Society’s demands for youth

In order for society to carry on it needs high quality parents raising up new members. This means that the new members need to one day become high quality parents themselves. We know that not everyone is capable or even … Continue reading

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The effect of violent media on children

I’m pretty sure I’ve heard “experts” give evidence for and against the role violent media plays in influencing violent or aggressive behavior in children. It probably comes down to semantics; how do you define violent media, how do you define … Continue reading

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Internal or external focus and responsibility

Think back to one of the last tests you ever took in school, how did you do? If you scored highly did you attribute your success to the efforts of the teacher, your efforts as a student, or blind luck? … Continue reading

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Encouraging self-governance: Part II

Does a man govern himself better under heavy external influences of control or by his own will? In general man will fare better when governing himself. This is the natural course, that man governs himself by the laws of nature … Continue reading

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Encouraging self-governance: Part I

In order to survive people need at a bare minimum food and water. Shelter from natures elements or dangerous animals in the form of buildings and clothing are also very important. These are required for survival. Survival is the foundation … Continue reading

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Does religion rob liberty?

Alexis de Tocqueville was impressed with the intermingling of religion and liberty in the United States during his visit in 1831. A French lawyer, de Tocqueville was in the U.S. to study the new American experiment. He returned home to … Continue reading

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Situational thinking by my own definition

The situation changes constantly around you, but does your perspective change with it? We all have our preferred methods of processing information, but how do we decide which one to use in a given situation? Is it a conscious decision? … Continue reading

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Regarding the freedom to choose and to act for yourself

One of the greatest abilities we have as humans is the ability to make decisions and determine the path of our own life. This freedom is naturally occurring and when groups have attempted to take it away, or have taken … Continue reading

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