Skip to comments.U.K. schools to kids: No best friends for you!
Posted on 03/21/2012 5:24:22 PM PDT by Nachum
Best friend bans apparently, theyre a thing.
Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey.
She added: I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldnt have a best friend and that everyone should play together.
They are doing it because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend. If they break up, they have to feel the pain because theyre learning to deal with it.
Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, confirmed some schools were adopting best-friend bans.
He said: I dont think it is widespread but it is clearly happening. It seems bizarre.
Bizarre is putting it mildly. All I can think of are my first few years of elementary school, during which I read and re-read Maud Hart Lovelaces Betsy-Tacy books and longed to have a best friend, just as Betsy had Tacy. (By the way, if you have an elementary-school-age daughter and she doesnt already own them, buy her those books!) For a few years, I wasnt at all successful in my search. In the second grade, I cried when two close friends exchanged Best Friends necklaces with each other. I thought, if I wasnt best friends with one of them, they were at least no closer to each other than I was to each of them. Another two of my friends had custom matching pillowcases that featured a printed picture of the two of them. At the tender age of seven, I was sure Id be best-friendless for life.
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Are these the same schools hanging 10 year olds condoms?
I guess you have to have sex with everyone and not just those you like too?
That’s hate speech!
There is no limit to how much some will meddle and intrude into the lives of others. And how do these Little Stalins plan to enforce the ban on best friends outside school hours?
Best friends are a prelude to intimacy in adulthood. It is learning behavior—how to be close to others and be loyal, trustworthy, etc. It is practicing how to interact with others which results in much happiness as well as disappointments...but is necessary to experience life which leads to intimacy in marriage and with God.
These Marxists want to shape human beings into their utopian village of radical egalitarianism where everyone is treated exactly the same and there is no biological connections-—such as a mom and dad—which is considered evil-—since it will—all close friendships become support structures to use against a intrusive state.
With no friends and family, isolated people are unable to fight or stand against governments. It is why Marxism is all about fear and mistrust of everyone-—even turning in your own parents like that boy who was put on a postage stamp (glorified by Stalin) who turned in his father who was killed, for hoarding grain.
Evil, evil people-—who take all humanity (and fun and love) out of man—making them into just a cog in a wheel.
So often, I read about instances like these, thinking how it must be an oppressive existence in the UK... then the same crap proceeds to happen here in the “United” States 5-7 years later.
This hasn’t started in the United States public schools. But who knows what the future holds. Best to not take that chance.
They will be socialized to be detached; untrusting and unloving of other humans and therefore, lone wolves... I thought lone wolves were scarey to the socialists. They might end up having independent thoughts! Maybe even relying on their families for companionship and love!
When an elite class rises to become so insane and insanely destructive and controlling, it’s time to undo their ruling structure. They will “progress” to mass murder if they are not put down.
To continue on your thoughts....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2862089/posts?page=21#21
This reminds me of “Brave New World”. No one could be too monogamous, exclusive or have too deep of a relationship with anyone. That threatened the commodification of people if some were special to others.
We’ve made marriage disposable. Now we’re making friendships shallow and fleeting.
I read in “Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think” or another book that the basis of morality could be traced to empathy. If it was imagined to hurt you or you could imagine how it hurt others, you saw it was wrong and that determined the morality of the action.
Without connection to others, there is little sympathy. You get violent sociopaths who have few qualms about hurting others because they don’t empathize.
Without the close personal connections that we then expand on a larger social circle, there is little value placed on the lives of others. Ask the Native Americans and Papua New Guinea tribes that beheaded those of other tribes, failing to see their lives as worthwhile.