The Unsolicited Opinion
I was listening to the radio the other day and they said that young children returning to school after the break due to the pandemic have lost some of their skills.
Some kids have gone back wearing nappies, some others have forgotten how to use knives and forks.
What hit me the most about the news was that they were talking about the regression of basic skills. Things you would think that most of the children learnt at home. The truth seems to be, though, that parents rely on school to teach this stuff to their kids.
And why is that?
The only explanation I could give myself is that parents nowadays can’t spend enough time with their children because they work too much.
We live in a society led by economy, that imposes us to rush from the very moment we open our eyes in the morning until the minute we close them at night, if we want to survive. A society with no values, where everything is done for the sake of money.
I don’t have anything against money itself, but I can’t stand the way it has overcome the rest, as if it was the only thing that mattered.
I can’t help but think, what kind of society is that? Is this really what we want?