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Published:October 21st, 2007 17:53 EST

Vestige of the Vox Populi # 55

By Sean Stubblefield

As adults, we so easily forget what it is like being a child. Forget, even, that we were a child.

And in that forgetfulness, we neglect the innocence and clarity of childhood that we would do well to remember. Childhood is unlearned.


In this poignant “Dear Parents” Tolerance PSA, children urgently remind us that they are what we make them, as parents. We need to be more careful about what we teach children through our own actions, and the examples we demonstrate. Because, as another PSA warns us, they learn it by watching us, ok?

So we need to be models of tolerance, for them and each other. If we are intolerant, we have no one to blame but ourselves if our children are too.