lets improve hopkinsville

lets improve hopkinsville

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reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#1 May 18, 2018
Let's brainstorm, what can we do to improve our community in a peaceful and effective way? How do we make our children more peaceful and understanding? How do we bring down the racial, class, and social barriers that fuel violence, crime, and miseducation. If all we really have in this life is to sow seeds and influence with the short life span we have, why aren't we serious about making this world a better place?
UK Mom

United States

#2 May 18, 2018
reality wrote:
Let's brainstorm, what can we do to improve our community in a peaceful and effective way? How do we make our children more peaceful and understanding? How do we bring down the racial, class, and social barriers that fuel violence, crime, and miseducation. If all we really have in this life is to sow seeds and influence with the short life span we have, why aren't we serious about making this world a better place?
VOTE this coming Tuesday!
reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#3 May 18, 2018
I wish it were that simple. Politicians are extremely limited in their ability to grasp the issues facing a complex and diverse community. They seem to stay restricted to the lines of the chosen parties. If we can push for reform from those with experience in Specific issues and influence we could potentially create solutions.
Voter

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 May 18, 2018
vote in a new Mayor!!
hopeless

Hopkinsville, KY

#5 May 18, 2018
No one cares. People in Hoptown don't even care about there own kids what makes you think they care about yours?
Bologna

New Albany, IN

#6 May 18, 2018
Go back to whipping their butts when they are kids. The government has created the society we have today. Yes, there were problems years ago, but nothing like today. There is no discipline today. All the school system cares about is the mighty dollar. The government has gotten way to involved in our personal lives. I got my but whipped plenty of times when I was young and I deserved every one of them. Now there is a difference between whipping and beating. But a good ole butt whipping never hurt anyone.
Lefty

Hopkinsville, KY

#7 May 18, 2018
Bologna wrote:
Go back to whipping their butts when they are kids. The government has created the society we have today. Yes, there were problems years ago, but nothing like today. There is no discipline today. All the school system cares about is the mighty dollar. The government has gotten way to involved in our personal lives. I got my but whipped plenty of times when I was young and I deserved every one of them. Now there is a difference between whipping and beating. But a good ole butt whipping never hurt anyone.
Yep. Let's go back to the good old days when teachers would not allow a child to be left handed. Make those lefties become right handed.
Bologna

New Albany, IN

#8 May 18, 2018
I'm left-handed. I never remember a teacher trying to change me.
Real

Hopkinsville, KY

#9 May 18, 2018
Bologna wrote:
Go back to whipping their butts when they are kids. The government has created the society we have today. Yes, there were problems years ago, but nothing like today. There is no discipline today. All the school system cares about is the mighty dollar. The government has gotten way to involved in our personal lives. I got my but whipped plenty of times when I was young and I deserved every one of them. Now there is a difference between whipping and beating. But a good ole butt whipping never hurt anyone.
Government paying kids 6 months to 12 years to go daycare that parents with no job having fun making more an daycare don't care that's the problem just found out today.The kids i see all ready have assault charges at 2
reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#10 May 18, 2018
hopeless wrote:
No one cares. People in Hoptown don't even care about there own kids what makes you think they care about yours?
If its this grim and we can't learn to evolve from violence and ignorance than what purpose is there in education, the judicial system, or rehabilitation? None of these things have any deeper legitimacy if we are able to learn, adapt, and evolve over time. Shouldn't we be proactive in accelerating this process?
respectall

Hopkinsville, KY

#11 May 19, 2018
reality wrote:
Let's brainstorm, what can we do to improve our community in a peaceful and effective way? How do we make our children more peaceful and understanding? How do we bring down the racial, class, and social barriers that fuel violence, crime, and miseducation. If all we really have in this life is to sow seeds and influence with the short life span we have, why aren't we serious about making this world a better place?
You really have to ask such a question? There are many children today that are growing up to become wonderful adults and the best way to end most of these problems starts at home. If you look at the ones with happy and productive lives it was due to their upbringing and having families that care. No one is perfect by any means but just take a look around at the ones with problems and it is easy to see where it all began! It doesn't matter whether you ate black,white ,Hispanic,rich or poor;when you are raised with respect and taught to respect you have won a major part of the war.
dust

Hopkinsville, KY

#12 May 19, 2018
hopeless wrote:
No one cares. People in Hoptown don't even care about there own kids what makes you think they care about yours?
It's "their."
Lefty

Madisonville, KY

#13 May 19, 2018
Bologna wrote:
I'm left-handed. I never remember a teacher trying to change me.
You must not be very old. It was common practice before about 1950. Some older teachers still made left handed kids change in the 1960s.
reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#14 May 19, 2018
respectall wrote:
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You really have to ask such a question? There are many children today that are growing up to become wonderful adults and the best way to end most of these problems starts at home. If you look at the ones with happy and productive lives it was due to their upbringing and having families that care. No one is perfect by any means but just take a look around at the ones with problems and it is easy to see where it all began! It doesn't matter whether you ate black,white ,Hispanic,rich or poor;when you are raised with respect and taught to respect you have won a major part of the war.
I overall agree with you, but environment and the community also play a part in the mental health and ethics our children compartmentalize. If our environment clashes with our interpersonal character this can cause desperation that leads to crime and poverty and in the long run change the community for the worst. If we are to actually improve our society we shouldn't leave out any factors that build the individual.
reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#15 May 19, 2018
Bologna wrote:
Go back to whipping their butts when they are kids. The government has created the society we have today. Yes, there were problems years ago, but nothing like today. There is no discipline today. All the school system cares about is the mighty dollar. The government has gotten way to involved in our personal lives. I got my but whipped plenty of times when I was young and I deserved every one of them. Now there is a difference between whipping and beating. But a good ole butt whipping never hurt anyone.
I'm not a fan of violence against children unless in extreme circumstances. We need to focus beyond the idea that everyone should be good because society tells us to be. I think there are deeper more convincing reasons that we should all be civilized and respect each other.
dean

Hopkinsville, KY

#16 May 19, 2018
The need to survive outweighs any morality we have. Engineering people to be "better" is just failure to see what drives mankind. Its all about personal benefit.
OldTimer

Hopkinsville, KY

#17 May 21, 2018
reality wrote:
Let's brainstorm, what can we do to improve our community in a peaceful and effective way? How do we make our children more peaceful and understanding? How do we bring down the racial, class, and social barriers that fuel violence, crime, and miseducation. If all we really have in this life is to sow seeds and influence with the short life span we have, why aren't we serious about making this world a better place?
You're not going to improve it. Because the quality of people in it are not the kind to be improved. No matter how hard you try, you'll never turn a scrub pony into a race horse.
OldTimer

Hopkinsville, KY

#18 May 21, 2018
reality wrote:
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I overall agree with you, but environment and the community also play a part in the mental health and ethics our children compartmentalize. If our environment clashes with our interpersonal character this can cause desperation that leads to crime and poverty and in the long run change the community for the worst. If we are to actually improve our society we shouldn't leave out any factors that build the individual.
That has been tried over and over and over again. Didn't work in the past. Won't work ever. Trashy riffraff will always be what they are. You can't educate it out of them.
reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#19 May 21, 2018
dean wrote:
The need to survive outweighs any morality we have. Engineering people to be "better" is just failure to see what drives mankind. Its all about personal benefit.
Rational self interest doesn't have to be inhumane or selfish. Not all humans are evil at their core.
reality

Hopkinsville, KY

#20 May 21, 2018
OldTimer wrote:
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You're not going to improve it. Because the quality of people in it are not the kind to be improved. No matter how hard you try, you'll never turn a scrub pony into a race horse.
We all are capable of learning. Unless you are mentally ill or handicapped for some reason empathy can be learned because as human beings know what pain is like if we can grasp everyone's perspective in society we can realize a more humane society.

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