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When I was a kid I used to watch shows that showed life lessons like these:

 

Don't judge a book for it's cover:

 

- We live in a society where if you wear skimpy clothes you're a whore oif you're a girl and you're gay (yes, sadly they use it as an insult) if you're a guy, if you wear dark clothes they see you as satanic, if you wear colors you're considered childish, if you wear 60's clothes you're considered a drug-addict, if you're a guy and wear MLP clothes you're considered a sexual perv and pedophile. And let's not talk about people becoming more racist everyday.

 

Be tolerant:

 

- Again, racism, antisemitism, xenophobia...

 

It's their conflict, not ours:

 

- Sadly there's people hating people from other countries because of tragedies caused by superiors even when they happened decades or centuries ago: Americans hate Muslims because of terrorist attacks, Mexicans hate Americans because of the Alamo battle, Latins hate Spaniards because of the indigenous genocide, blacks hate whites because of racist politics and the Apartheid... I mean, I don't clap the responsibles of those tragedies, but sadly civilian innocent people is fighting between themselves when they have nothing to do with those tragedies. And let's not talk about family conflicts between parents where kids get involved.

 

Learn to share:

 

- People today is more selfish than ever, specially when it comes to race and nationalities, most people don't want to share their cultures with anyone else.

 

The important is not to win, it is to participate:

 

- People get angry when they lose and say if you don't win you're a mediocre, no mather how effort you put into.

 

Be patient:

 

- People in the streets have no patience at all, if they lose it they'll hit you or even kill you.

 

Be a good winner and a good loser:

 

- People who win scrub their victories on rival's face, people who lose get depressed and get violent.

 

What do you think about this? Did I forget any?

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I follow these rules be patient, be polite, and have a plan to kill everypony you meet hehe

 

no but for reals any lesson I learn from the show I use in real life all of those you listed I follow except "Its their conflict not ours" I stand up for anypony who is in need of help depending on whats going on because people have stood up for me a lot I have even talked some people out of committing suicide because I could relate to them

 

now for the answer to you question I believe only the wise use these lessons from there childhood into there adulthood 

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Well I think a lot people are just more influenced by the people and environment around them (hence stereotypes, irrational hate, racism, bullying etc).

 

Also many of these lessons go against human nature, so for people who cannot overcome these impulses, they will not follow these lessons. And some of these lessons go against the foundation of our society (winning is not important. That one is just a slap in the face lol).

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all of those you listed I follow except "Its their conflict not ours"

 

Actually I said that because I'm Latin American and I have Spaniard friends, I also have muslim, black and white friends and I'm constantly asked to hate them no mather if they're nice to me, I also love their food, I admire some things about their cultures (not all, of course), I'd love to visit their lands and like to learn from their countries, and don't want to limit it just because of cruel acts commited by some few idiots, if you get my pioint.

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Haha, the assumption that these are the life lessons that kids are taught. Kids learn most from the ones who bring them up, a couple shows and the odd saying here and there won't counter the culture that they absorb and learn.

 

On topic: Many of these sound good in principle, but because the vast majority of humans are human, isolated individuals who try to enact many of these ideals get trampled into the dust. I prefer to judge people on an individual basis, not by accident of birth, but by reputation and actions. Believe it or not, I think society needs more hypocrites, provided it's the right kind of hypocrisy. Entrenching these values into multiple societies is dang near impossible, but if you can get a few people in power pretending to uphold and enact this because they think it is expected, well, the result is essentially the same. We will sadly never be able to live in a world that upholds the ideals taught to and held by children, but at the very least we can get as many people as possible hopefully able to make it less bad.

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Haha, the assumption that these are the life lessons that kids are taught. Kids learn most from the ones who bring them up, a couple shows and the odd saying here and there won't counter the culture that they absorb and learn.

 

On topic: Many of these sound good in principle, but because the vast majority of humans are human, isolated individuals who try to enact many of these ideals get trampled into the dust. I prefer to judge people on an individual basis, not by accident of birth, but by reputation and actions. Believe it or not, I think society needs more hypocrites, provided it's the right kind of hypocrisy. Entrenching these values into multiple societies is dang near impossible, but if you can get a few people in power pretending to uphold and enact this because they think it is expected, well, the result is essentially the same. We will sadly never be able to live in a world that upholds the ideals taught to and held by children, but at the very least we can get as many people as possible hopefully able to make it less bad.

 

 

Kind of some of or most of what I would say. Though not sure about the hypocrites things, not sure if that would help, and as said, depends on which type of hypocrisy.  A lovely old saying that a hypocritical friend once said to me "Do as I say, not as I do,"  assuming he's doing the right thing in a situation. 

 

 

 

 

Don't judge a book for it's cover:

Be tolerant:

It's their conflict, not ours:

Learn to share:

The important is not to win, it is to participate:

Be patient:

Be a good winner and a good loser:

 

- Unfortunate human habit, 'first impressions are everything' - that's because it's based on human psychology, apparently humans take only 1/10 of a second to form a first impression after meeting another person.  The first impression as well will vary a lot and will be affected by a number of different factors, what the person knows about the others gender, ethnicity, culture, physical appearance etc, and how long they take to continue to build, append and update that first impression; people can be wildly off about their first impressions and sometimes accurate, but spending more time with trying to develop that first impression generally makes people more accurate about it.  It works as a quick heuristic as a person can meet a large number of different people in a day, and not go the through a thorough assessment of everyone they met, only bothering to pay attention to the quick details of people they plan to see the next time.  It might come from an evolutionary trait of assessing quickly whether we can trust another person or if we that other person attractive.  Of course culture will play some factor into this.

 

- Racism is not as prevalent as it used to be decades ago, (I've forgotten how this was reasoned out to me before) but obvious forms of racism are less expressed and supported (although that doesn't mean racism went away, it has changed as well, and evolved into different other forms, but it's less prevalent in some areas),  Will kind of vary where you live.

 

- That is very situational and so many factors are at play, though what you've said is related to history of past violence between groups of people (and throwing in things like fear mongering and governments trying to control people or other things, I'm getting a little hyperbole here).  But some of it sort of, past generations not wanting to forgive. Doesn't mean future generations of people are supposed to carry those grudges, nor should they really.  That would be continuing something that should have been long let go of, and at the same time, it not your fight.  Just question it, why am I being forced to hate someone that has never done anything to me before?   

 

- I'm not going to bother going through everything you've stated, it will be a mixture of countries' governments doing stupid things/ groups of people doing stupid things/ and then relating to individual self.

 

 

Yes a lot of these morals get much harder to practice in life later on, however some of them can still be practiced and new ones can be learned.  Life is complex as you get older, but that's okay, you just need to learn to adapt with it. If you're aware of these traits, then don't follow what the crowd does, especially the violent ones.  Be the person that is a good winner and a good loser, be the person that does it because this is a real value that you yourself value and want to be the good example to others, to the generation that will come in the future.

 

Yes I know I leaned on the children are the future, thing, but seriously, the next generation will never always turn out to to be a carbon copy of the previous generation, there will be some notable changes, hopefully good ones, and you have to continue to nurture and take care of those good values if you want them to grow.   The children are the future, take care of them and make sure they grow up to be a good examples of a human being, you don't need to make it any worst than it needs to be. And besides, there are tons of good values and moralities that are taught, we didn't cover everything out there anyways.

 

Okay, end rant/soapbox

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WEll, I certainly remember those, though I wouldn't recall them unless the situation called for me to test my knowledge on life lessons.

 

And honestly, some of those life lessons might lose significance to one if their personality isn't compatible with then (I.e., being competitive wouldn't make it easy to accept that you still participated and had fun).

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  • 5 years later...

Us adults tends to overthink small things and overlook the big picture. I was rewatching Mr. Roger and damn... the simplest lesson you can learn from a kid show just hits my old broken soul.

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