Wednesday, August 10, 2011

mindless+beyond understanding: the vicious circle


We should fear for society:
• BREAKDOWN OF FAMILY VALUES/LACK OF PARENTAL CONTROL.
• LACK OF MORAL VALUES.
• Complete lack of respect for others and for property.
• Disillusioned teenagers/teenage immaturity.
• Peer pressure.
• Lack of facilities and opportunities.
• Low aspirations/sense of worth.
• Disinterest in education/lack of application.
• No sense of consequences for actions.
• Self-fulfilling outcomes.
• Lack of role models.
• Boredom and a sense of pointlessness.
• Greed in a consumerist society.
• Distain/resentment of police and “authority” in general.
• Power through intimidation.
• Unemployment (or prospect of unemployment).
• BREAKDOWN OF FAMILY VALUES/LACK OF PARENTAL CONTROL.
• LACK OF MORAL VALUES.
What hope for these children’s children?

3 comments:

si smith said...

a lot of these issues relate to our politicians, bankers, journalists etc too.

how do we create a society that appeals to disaffected young people, that gives them something to aspire to be a part of, that actively promotes positive values that they'll want to adopt...?

this article is well worth a read...

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/camila-batmanghelidjh-caring-costs-ndash-but-so-do-riots-2333991.html

bigdaddystevieB said...

SI: yes, I thought this article gave a really important insight (and I absolutely agree about the politicians/bankers/journalists!!).

si smith said...

this article is really interesting too...

http://chaplainmediacity.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/salford-riots/