Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Cubs VS Sports
Re: Cubs VS Sports
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 12:10:50 -0400
On Sat, 21 Aug 1999, Steve Hoar wrote:
> At 07:22 PM 8/20/99 , you wrote:
> >How do you counteract the push by Parents to have their sons do sports
> >to the exclusion to all else?
> to the realization that the pursuit of more material possessions is
> an dead end path. Again, let us look at ourselves and the example
Shades of Deja-Vu all over again. Tune in, turn on, drop out. (g)
Seriously, I see -- and agree with -- Steve's point. But this one
sentence so neatly summarizes the basic problem: even those who
DELIBERATELY "opted out" of the rat-race have managed to opt-in again in
time to infect their kids with the Urge to Succeed at All Costs.
Amazing. And evidently atavistic, so we have to outsmart it somehow.
Having stated the obvious, I'll leave it to the student to figure out