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Why do we teach kids that violence is not the answer and then have them read about wars in school that solved America's problems?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (6)
  • Because its history.

    Answer by gulfcoastmom4 at 6:57 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • The wars were a last resort, when other tactics didn't work.

    Answer by Pnukey at 6:11 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Wars are syptomatic of prolonged violence. This violence is something that stems from intolerance and fear of the unknown. While war may curtail open violence, it does not solve problems because it only addresses the syptoms. Physically overpowering the weaker opponent into submission only exacerbates negative sentiments and as long as the intolerance exists, so will the conflict and hardship. Often times it takes several decades, if ever, to dillute the volatile resentment/contempt. I think the underlying lesson is teaching our children the importance of tolerance and the value of humanity and goodwill.


    Answer by SabrinaBean at 7:01 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • PS. I meant to add that, that (see above) is the message they should be getting out of their history books.

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 7:03 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Should we lie about wars? Take it out of all history books? Maybe we can learn something from them, like how to avoid them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • In an attempt to avoid history repeating itself.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:02 PM on Jan. 28, 2010