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Re: Re: Sunday Morning Meditation

by liz (Monsignor)
on Oct 26, 2003 at 16:59 UTC ( #302222=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Sunday Morning Meditation
in thread Sunday Morning Meditation

How can one teach somebody to do something responsibly?

By telling them what you think are reasons for doing or not doing something. And why you yourself will or won't do that thing. And hoping that when the time comes and they have to make a decision, they will make what you think is the right one.

How have you been taught responsibility? ;-)


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Re: Re: Re: Sunday Morning Meditation
by calin (Deacon) on Oct 26, 2003 at 17:41 UTC
    I don't know how children acquire responsibility. My knowledge of psychology is at layman's level. I guess something happens during adolescence. AFAIK, this is the period when moral traits develop. I don't want to elaborate because, given my ignorance in the field, I'm afraid of saying something stupid ;)

    On the other hand, from my experience I can say that trying to "teach" morals to an inveterate immoral adult is hopeless. At most you can make them behave by instilling fear. Re-read my original post, keywords: grown ups, persuasion.

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