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What value do we place on a child's time?

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 85yrs • M •
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What value do we place on a child's time?
What value do we place on a child's time?

Labor has been commodified in the American culture.

I would guess that the average working person makes about $30 an hour. That would be $1200 per week and about $60,000 per year.

The average big corporate CEO makes about 500 times the average worker thus they make about $15,000 per hour.

How do we determine how much we value the time of a child? I guess we might say that a K-12 teacher makes average wages and has about 30 children in their classroom thus we value a child's time at about $1 per hour.

Do we evaluate a child's time too highly or too lowly? I think that we place too little value on a child's time.

The lower we place the value of a child's time the more likely will a parent or teacher spend less time with that child. The lower value we place on a child's time the more willing we are to allow that child to 'waste time'.

Adolescence appears to be something that has developed late in our culture. A hundred years ago a child became an adult at 16 and today that age often extends to the early to mid 20s.

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 31yrs • M
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Nobody has any foresight to be able to see the value in a child's time. Most people don't even have the foresight to realize that their big houses and new cars and every single material thing they "own" must be given up upon their inevitable death. Talking about the reality of things is greeted with aversion and resentment.

Most people anymore are so caked on with fake personas that it seems almost impossible to penetrate to a sincere core.

I don't know what to do other than try and perfect myself.

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"The truth will set you on fire"
 41yrs • M •
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If time is infinite , what value can money have?

Unfortunately the teachers function is to pass their borrowed dirt onto the child--accumulated knowledge(intellect) does not make one an adult! To become an adult a child must develop his intelligence through experience--only then does growth happen.
Too much dirt and the seed is lost, very rarely does a child become an adult--thus we live in a world filled with childish beings.


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