I can’t help but have an opinion on kids that are so easily medicated these days. Now, I’m not saying if some of these kids were mine I wouldn’t medicate too. I’m not the strongest guy around. I do have kids and luckily I have not had to even think of medication. The Jack Daniels works fine (a little humor). I do say, from what I have seen, these kids, in many cases, have more ability in there somewhere to control it than they are pushed to use.
I’m sure glad we live in a time where our advancements have made drugs available for nearly everything, but it becomes difficult to distinguish a need from a cop-out. I’m not saying people should generally suffer or struggle when there is something that will make it easier, but one thing that is missing these days is the will to be as strong as you can first.
We teach our kids from day one that there is a pain pill for nearly everything they will ever encounter in life, and just exposing your kids to life’s pain, suffering, and smut, as liberals tout, prepares kids for tough times (because it’s easier than being a role model) does not make them strong! Life is a rugged road. You want people to be dedicated to being as strong as possible, and once they accomplish that, you know they are only popping the pills of life because they really need ’em.
I’m only saying people who wish to avoid the easy way out may actually be better prepared for life than those who always take the path of least resistance.
I was just talking to my wife and we pondered the concept that some of these so-called diseases kids have such as ADHD, ADD, etc. really should not be called a disease at all. I do understand the issues are REAL problems, so don’t misunderstand, but calling them a disease as they do, or even a disorder just somehow doesn’t sit right with me.
We all have different tendencies based on our personalities which I believe is based on our chemical makeup and a zillion other biological combinations.Â Some characteristics are extreme and cause extreme behavior, but I don’t think that necessarily constitutes a disease. A problem yes, but a disease? Hell, if we are going to call those extreme personalities a disease, then seriously confused Liberals are as sick as dogs! Why isn’t extreme happiness a disease? Incessantly happy people are annoying as hell right? Why no pill for them? Actually most kids in so-called need of pills are incessantly happy. Lots of energy comes with happiness.
I am being extreme in my thinking to make just a tiny point. I do thank God for our world’ and our Forefathers for Conservatism, our heroic warriors for defeating leftist thinking and achieving the most prosperous, generous nation of freedom, liberty, and capitalism, and finally, I thank the heart and soul that has gone into most of our capitalism that has led to the development of the medications available to us today! We all need to push ourselves and our children to be strong individuals and to not let our strengths atrophy (rot) because we don’t use ’em anymore.