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Prepare the young for the future?  Good luck with that.  I'm a teacher, and I have to admit that I often feel rather bad that these poor kids have to waste their time in school, grinding away to learn facts that are already useless and soon enough shall become even more so, when they could be out there in the world, enjoying the last few years of Western Civilization in all its glory.
by Zwackus on Mon Jun 28th, 2010 at 06:38:54 PM EST
the last few years of Western Civilization in all its glory

I thought that was in the 1960's...

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 28th, 2010 at 06:46:28 PM EST
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i am coming round to believing the kindest thing you can do for the young is not to pop their bubble.

without enabling it either.

pretty impossible, but there are exceptions... some young folks are praeternaturally wise, old souls in young bodies.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Jun 28th, 2010 at 06:54:52 PM EST
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