To the editor:
My recent letter, “Modesty issue,” received a variety of responses. This week, our evening conversation began, “Why are so many things in our society throwaway?” The answer came from a young fellow in a different context as I watched him fix his lawn mower in my garage.
“No one wants to ask a question anymore,” was his intuitive reply. He and I left it there; you and I take it up here.
As stated in my previous letter, young children aren’t ready for private information that’s fed them in classrooms. The result is we silence children. They develop a tendency to not ask questions because they’re afraid of information when private information is addressed in a public, intimidating setting.
Parents are the ones to determine, with God’s help, the appropriate time and place to instruct their children about personal issues. When schools take it upon themselves to offer this instruction, they treat every case as identical. That’s not how God made us.
Perhaps my previous letter gave you, as adults, too much information, also. I received a knee-jerk reaction, overall. Perhaps my letter solicited unfounded fears. That’s disturbing. If you’re a parent, addressing this information at the appropriate time is a privilege and not something to be feared.
I’m tired of a throwaway society. Last century, we went from horses and carriages to a man on the moon.