This is the fault of today's role models as well as the parents of the kids. I would like to think that each of us would like to be a role model whether we intend to be or not, and we should be the role model we wish to be.

Can we be a role model by the games we play? Probably not, because we are not ourselves in a lot of the games we play. They're all in fun, after all.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Help with some ignorant ppl


Hi,
Well, it is a sad fact, but most of todays youth have completely
different values, roll models, and a completely different upbringing
than a generation ago. We all grow up trying to follow in the
footsteps of someone we greatly admire, and if that person is a
dirtbag we might think that is cool and emulate his/her attitudes.
Here is a case in point.
When I was growing up I greatly admired Princess Diana, because behind
all the fame, being a royal princess, and all that you can tell she
was a real human being. Not some stuck up rich snob. She dedicated a
lot of time and energy into humanitarian efforts, and visited people
far below her station. The fact that millions of people world wide
came to her funeral is a testament of how greatly admired the woman
was, and how deeply she was able to touch people emotionally. That is
in my opinion a great example of a roll model.  She wasn't perfect,
but she did manage to leave behind a legacy that we should all treat
others with respect, with love, and compassion no matter how rich or
poor they may be. At least that's what I got out of her life's legacy.
Now, compare her with someone today like Britney Spears. Britney
Spears is definitely not someone I'd want my kids to admire and use as
a roll model. She has been in and out of drug rehab, had a couple
quicky mariages and devorces, threw beer bottles at the cops in a
drunken rage when they tried to take her kids to see their father,
dresses up like a tramp, and so on. Not the kind of behavior we want
our children to grow up emulating that's for sure.
Bottom line, I think that these kids probably don't have the best roll
models and parental guidence in their lives. Someone to teach them the
value of compassion, understanding, and to treat others with respect.
In other words they haven't been taught the golden rule to do unto
others as you would have them do unto you.






On 3/7/10, Ch.B. <chr1...@gmx.de> wrote:

The sad part is hey are not uneducated about disabled people but topics in general. I have been following the game board there for some time and it is
amazing how a bunch of kids can be so ignorant about all kinds of stuff.
And like I said they come up with stuff like "yeah why would anyone without
sight want to even play regular games, that would be like a deaf person
playing rock band, bla bla".
Scary that these kids will one day run all of our countries... lol I should of asked who over there wants to get their sighted butts kicked in a match
of tekken by a blind person. I was on both sides of the fence, not being
born blind but later in life, but never would I have reacted with nothing
but curiousity or if anything with respect for gamers who are so dedicated
that they take the time to master a game like that dude did with Zelda.




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