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  1. #21
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    Does look very interesting.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    you are making a judgement call of what is right and wrong about raising children.
    You're darn right I am. I am judging that all children should have the opportunity to go to school (at least up until age 16). If you do not give your children this opportunity, then I judge that you are wrong (and most countries in the world judge that you are breaking the law and your children will be sent to school against your objections.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    Right and wrong are only personal perspectives and everyone is entitled to their own.
    Doc is entitled to his personal perspective. He can think that school is a waste of time. But (in my opinion and the opinion of most governments) his personal perspective should not prevent him from giving his children a state-approved education, be it home-schooling or in a classroom or whatever.

    Doc was breaking the law, but more importantly depriving his children of a fundamental right. He may not agree with that, but I'll sure as heck judge him harshly for it, just as many of his children have. Doc is entitled to feel whatever he wants, but in the case of educating his children I do not believe he was entitled to act how he did.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    Watch the movie and hear the grown children before making your assessment on whether this was an ideal way to raise a family in twentieth century western civilization.
    The "ideal" way in today's civilization is the purchasing of repetitive goods while over consuming mass produced foods high in saturated fat and sugar. It's estimated that in twenty years 1/3 of the Western population will be diabetic because of the degenerative diet overstocking our food shelves. The definition of "ideal" is always open for debate.

    I love non-conformists but hate the tendency to label anyone who looks to simplify their lives and live outside the story book that mainstream media propagates as the only truth as a non-viable option.

    The first and last Noble truths:

    Suffering exists in life

    Suffering will end


    - We should all watch the movie and learn from a different perspective from that of our own....

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by davincimoon View Post
    The "ideal" way in today's civilization is the purchasing of repetitive goods while over consuming mass produced foods high in saturated fat and sugar. It's estimated that in twenty years 1/3 of the Western population will be diabetic because of the degenerative diet overstocking our food shelves. The definition of "ideal" is always open for debate.

    I love non-conformists but hate the tendency to label anyone who looks to simplify their lives and live outside the story book that mainstream media propagates as the only truth as a non-viable option.

    The first and last Noble truths:

    Suffering exists in life

    Suffering will end


    - We should all watch the movie and learn from a different perspective from that of our own....
    thats what i meant. i meant we can learn from them not exactly go to the extreme. i do see a purpose in the movie