Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Death of Childhood

My old college friend Ben, in his second year of teaching English literature to the privileged youth of northern India, has some very interesting comments on the state of childhood in the world today. I think his point is valid in the aggregate, but I think he might also be a bit short-sighted. His vision of what childhood ought to be is certainly not the norm, but I don't think it's entirely that rare, either. He might, methinks, be enheartened by some of the children of this blog's readership.

1 comment:

elephantschild said...

Your college friend Ben is a good writer.

And I think all those photos on the website of the school he works at are faked. Yup. Nobody gets paid to work in a place of such beauty - definitely faked.