Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Follower blog post of the day

KT on self-expression vs. self-mutilation... and spell-check?

Toddlers have one way of hurting themselves and young adults have another. While we make sure little kids wear helmets, live in houses with baby gates and outlet covers, we not only allow, but applaud our young adults when they permanently coat their bodies in childish art and puncture their flesh with various pieces of fishing tackle. I don't think we realized that when we did away with traditional norms of behavior, we were taking down the barriers to self-destruction that kept our younger generation free to make choices later in life.

Check out the rest of the post here and chime in with comments if you so desire.

1 comment:

K T Cat said...

Thanks for the link! The post and the comments have helped me to see the problem in a different way, which will be the subject of another post.