Another great post.
If you are raising a child with a moral code only, you are not raising an ethical being; you are raising an obedient child.
Don’t be shocked when, as a teenager, he rebels to all those orders, yet is not able to come up with survival solutions to his problems. Following orders has not trained him in reason or judgment, and that’s what ethics is: rightness adjusted by judgment and reason.
School systems no longer teach logic or reason. Students must choose between a right and a wrong answer, and these are learned by heart. The students never get to flex their muscles about relative rights. They are not trusted to think, required to evaluate data or draw conclusions based on what they have observed. The right-and-wrong system in our schools is a system of anger where the student is too scared to form a…
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