Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

A Real Concern

Parents are concerned with what their children see and hear as they grow, especially from the world at large. This concern largely focuses upon media such as movies and television, although other concerns loom large with the Information Age such as the internet. These mediums are merely conduits for different forms of information, and without certain filters can present very adult ideas to young minds.

Preventative Medicine

A New “Push”

In recent years, there has been a push among medical professionals upon the idea of “preventative medicine.” In some ways, this idea has been around for some time, such as with the old example of: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The current idea focuses upon periodic checkups and good health habits as to avoid greater medical problems in the future.

The Ends and the Means

Varied Scenarios

In considering ethics, one is presented with varied scenarios dealing with what is moral or correct. Differing theories concerning a proper ethic have been explored throughout human history, ranging from utilitarianism to nihilism to universal moralism. The discussions by philosophers and thinkers can be an interesting study, but in the end any ethic which denies the overall authority and power of God is faulty.

The Danger of Groupthink

A Suprising Question

How many things which are believed to be true in life are so based upon empirical and provable evidence as opposed to the established “consensus” of belief among a people as a group? The answer to this question may surprise, although the history of the world should prove it to be a common problem.

Peer Pressure

A Common Practice

With children and teenagers, it is common to talk about peer pressure. This is usually brought up in connection with making wise choices, such as in a class on alcohol and illegal drugs. The idea is to be able to influence of those who are around us, acknowledging the truth that young people are susceptible to the opinions of their peers and the world at large. However, this principle does not apply solely to young people. The problem of peer pressure is as old as the world.