Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday Quote

“Television is only part of the larger environments/cultural change in our lifetime: namely, that rapid move from a rural to a highly urbanized culture. In an agricultural society, or during a time of exploration and settlement, or hunting and gathering—which is to say, most of mankind’s history—energetic boys were particularly prized for their strength, speed, and agility. As mentioned earlier, as recently as the 1950s , most families still had some kind of agricultural connection. Many of these children, girls as well as boys, would have been directing their energy and physicality in constructive ways: from doing chores, bailing hay, splashing in the swimming hole, climbing trees, racing to the sandlot for a baseball game. Their unregimented play would have been steeped in nature.”

Last Child In The Woods by Richard Louv

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