Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Underage Consumers

This article about toddlers bring turned into avaricious consumers is downright scary.

"... rising incidence of mental illness among the young, with anxiety and depression linked to the pressure to buy, to own, to consume. The data shows today's children are unhappier than any generation of the postwar era."

As a village that it takes to raise a child, we have collectively failed and worse robbed our children of their fundamental right to a carefree, uncomplicated childhood.

"Can we really protect children from consumerism run wild without changing the way the rest of us live? Is this a problem of the young - or a problem for all of us?"

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