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    Exploitation of children

    It only takes a few minutes on the web, watching tv, or listening to the radio to realize that children are being exploited now more than they ever.

    The knowledge that children are exploited for their parent's money has always floated around in my head but the thought had never settled until recently. It has now become transparent to me that the corporate world is leeching off of children's naiveness and susceptibility.

    The amount of advertisements directed at selling toys, games, etc to parents is overwhelming. A child should not be exposed to the oh-so-common feeling of greed and jealousy. Once the seed of jealous behavior is planted, it is almost impossible to uproot.

    These advertisements for children operate the same way that the advertisements for adults work. A product is being shown and it is being delivered as a necessity or a way to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. Children do not have the capacity to distinguish need from greed so they do whatever they can to get their parents to purchase the item. Thus the vicious cycle of see, want, use, discard begins and children become accustomed to insatiability.

    The consumer lifestyle has got to change. Our future generations will be born with two feet planted in concrete if we can't move ourselves out of the mess while we still have our mobility.
     
         

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    Re: Exploitation of children

    Don't blame the ones who exploit those kids, blame their filthy parents for bringing them out to this world so they would suffer in poverty and would turn into slaves and murderers!
    Go tell this to all the retards in Africa and other 3rd world countries who live in extreme poverty, yet make some 10 kids a year to suffer their same fate. fking idiots.
     
         

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    Re: Exploitation of children

    That's a little hyperbolic, but that's more or less true. When I read the title, I thought you were talking about child labor. While instilling mindless materialism in children is pretty bad, it's better than being forced to work in a sweat shop.
     
         

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    Re: Exploitation of children

    Quote Originally Posted by saaaaaadpanda View Post
    That's a little hyperbolic, but that's more or less true. When I read the title, I thought you were talking about child labor. While instilling mindless materialism in children is pretty bad, it's better than being forced to work in a sweat shop.
    I suppose the title was misleading but I agree with you. Child labor and capitalism correspond with one another.
     
         

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    Re: Exploitation of children

    Well I have to say that "exploitation of the children" bonds perfectly with "Orochimarufan" :P

    OT: I agree but the title was a little misleading indeed.
     
         

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    Re: Exploitation of children

    Blame the parents, not the advertisements. Parents will do anything to get their kids to shut up instead of teach them.
     
         

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    Re: Exploitation of children

    Quote Originally Posted by Makoto View Post
    Blame the parents, not the advertisements. Parents will do anything to get their kids to shut up instead of teach them.
    that's the problem these kids don't hear no until they're adults and then it's too late...but commercialism and consumerism isn't a new thing it's been around since humans developed a monetary system.....
     
         

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