PARENTS should avoid trying to convince their teenage children of the difference between right and wrong when talking to them about sex, a new government leaflet is to advise.
Instead, any discussion of values should be kept â€œlightâ€ to encourage teenagers to form their own views, according to the brochure, which one critic has called â€œamoralâ€.
It advises: â€œDiscussing your values with your teenagers will help them to form their own. Remember, though, that trying to convince them of whatâ€™s right and wrong may discourage them from being open.â€
As I’ve mentioned before, corrupt people try to tell you that anything other than the convenient and pandering is unrealistic because it makes them feel profound.
This tendency toward twisting the truth so the individual can feel superior — morally superior, intellectually superior, or socially superior — to another is what has given morality a bad name.
Actual morality is a form of reverent attention to life. Strategies that produce optimal rewards are adaptations to reality. We create morals to enforce these on those who cannot necessarily understand them, so these people do not destroy those who do. This especially applies to breeding strategies.
Our nanny state is telling us to tell teens to “make their own choices.” We know what this is, if we think about it — it’s that ethic of convenience that says never offend another by suggesting their unrealistic assumptions are not valid. Instead, use passive aggression, and push the decision off onto them, so you can blame them later and feel blameless yourself. “The stupid kid went and got herself knocked up… I’m kicking her out! That’ll show her!”