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posted by n1 on Friday June 13 2014, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the we-could-start-a-riot dept.

In contrast to the modern trend of helicopter parenting and safety-first playgrounds, one school in New Zealand has decided to completely do away with rules during recess playtime to great effect. They aren't alone in this reversal, some of which can be justified by a study showing that children who injured themselves by falling from heights grow up to be less fearful of heights than those who weren't hurt.

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  • (Score: 2) by GreatAuntAnesthesia on Friday June 13 2014, @03:03PM

    by GreatAuntAnesthesia (3275) on Friday June 13 2014, @03:03PM (#54983) Journal

    > Actually, having adults who just blindly follow rules without question would probably be a terrible outcome for society.

    Fortunately (for the people who make THE RULES) this isn't a problem. You see, the people who make THE RULES don't exist in what you and I call society, they have their own Society (with a capital "S") comprised of exclusive schools and country clubs and gated communities and corporate retreats and so on, where they can enjoy their wealth and privelege unhampered by measly proletariat concerns like THE RULES or THE LAW or even COMMON BLOODY DECENCY. As long as the drab ordinary folk follow THE RULES and continue to strive and breed and labour for the benefit of their masters, then all is well with the world.

    Of course, these two realms are entirely separate, and so we can by no means expect the gradual syphoning of all wealth and leisure from one into the other and subsequent breakdown of society into a polluted panopticon police state to eventually lead to the collapse of Society in any way at all. That couldn't ever happen. No.

    TL;DR - Rules are for the poor. Let them eat cake.

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