Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Small Office Mouse...

Yes. We're on the brink of an infestation.

There's a resident field mouse inside the office. I've seen its shadow for 2 times and yesterday, we actually had it in our rubbish bin. This morning, it was scampering around on our office floor. So yeah, we're a school surrounded by nature. 

I'm actually rather happy to have the tiny field mouse around the office. It's a sign that there's still a God. I feel that kids nowadays are growing up in such sterile environments that they simply do not experience life. 

Being a father in the VERY near future, I can't stop but help thinking about the life that my child will have while he's growing up. I see that some of the kids around me have grown up in such sterile environments that they wouldn't have touched raw chicken before because that might contain germs. 

I am also rather appalled at the lack of knowledge on most things connected to life. Kids nowadays don't see real chickens, they only see processed meat; and that simply causes them to develop an unfamiliar fear of chickens. This, coupled with some strange ideas that they will get off the junk that comes out of cartoon network serves to create an unhealthy world-view for the kids of today. 

Sooner or later, we will see a generation of children who do not even go out of their automated homes for fear of catching air-borne bacteria. What we see on tv is actually subliminally bringing us towards that kind of life. 

The last time I checked, the body needs to be exposed to germs in order to develop antibodies. And why are we preventing our children to 'cultivate' the said antibodies by keeping them in a sterile environment?

Seriously, what are we doing to our kids? Giving them a better life? Or keeping them safe so that more and more 'technologically' advanced products can protect them from ALL harm?

What do we see on tv these days is actually scaring the crap out of me. Bateria-free aircons, bac-free fridges, bac-free handwash, bac-free this, bac-free that. Sooner than you know, we'll be living in a bac-free house and before you know it, our bodies might forget how to produce antibodies.

So, would you still want to live in a bac-free, sterile environment?


Blogger R.S. said...

rest your worries, cooking badge coming up. proposed by the girl's wing committee, i think i will try to make it bush cooking, muahahaha! thats if i even bother enough to do that.

May 21, 2009 10:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't work, I ain't gonna be paying my dues...


May 22, 2009 10:30 am  

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