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Women’s March Against Trump?

There’s something amusing happening around the world …

There’s few dozens women’s marches taking place in several major cities …

The amusing part is that it’s women’s marches, why it’s amusing ? because they are objecting the democratic election of a US president.

So these chicks either don’t understand the word democracy, or have a problem realizing that they will not get what they want!

In other words, these are the “empowered” women that have been holding the flag of emasculating men for a long time, and now they are not happy that a women wasn’t able to get the throne.

Again, i’m not a Trump supporter, i’m not even American. I have no idea what kind of president he will be, and honestly don’t care!

This post was intentionally written in a male chauvinistic tone, because let’s be honest what’s happening is childish.

 

Edit: Having reflected on this subject for more than 10 minutes, i realize why women in general are expressing their disapproval of trump presidency, whether image wise -trophy wife- or more concrete subjects -abortion aid ban-.

What career should your kids choose?

I came across the below data, made available by the US census bureau,
In general it shows that Asian households income is way superior to the average,
there’s of course the factor that people of Asian origin are recent immigrant compared to the people of European or African origin,  and thus they are either themselves, or descendants of people, that worked hard or were well off to be able to come to this far country, so by definition they belong to a higher social class than the average American …

“Indian Americans continuously outpace every ethnic group socioeconomically to reach the summit of the U.S. Census charts. Indian Americans, along with other Asian Americans, have attained the highest educational levels of all ethnic groups in the U.S. 71% of all Indians have a bachelor’s or higher degree (compared to 28% nationally and 44% average for all Asian American groups). Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master’s, doctorate, or other professional degree, which is five times the national average. Thomas Friedman, in his recent book, The World is Flat, explains this trend in terms of brain drain, whereby the best and brightest elements in India emigrate to the U.S. in order to seek better financial opportunities.[40] Indians form second largest groups of physicians (3.9%) after non-Hispanic whites as of 1990 survey, and very likely much more like 10% in 2015.”

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But then, i realized an important factor, which is education, but not simply education but specific type of education, that is known to be in demand and to bring a descent living. Like for example physicians. A study by NCBI shows that some races are more likely to work in less favorable regions – aka making less money, hence some people do it as vocation by some do it for the money.

The idea is simple, some jobs make more money, and in some cultures they push kids to go after these jobs, especially when you are in a foreign country, where there’s a shortage.

For example, when i was a small kid, like many others the choice of future careers were: fireman, policeman, teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer … but as i grew my society and parents had some kind of invisible pressure that pushes kids towards mainly 3 fields: lawyers, doctors and engineers …. then of course people end up doing different things when they grow up, but still many become lawyers, doctors and engineers, so in my small country we had too much of all 3 of those…

In Europe i sensed a different approach, i noticed that parents just want their kids to be happy, do whatever they want in life and be happy -be an artist, musician, teacher, …-.
The difference is mainly due to the fact that in developing countries you will need to find a good job that can feed you for now and for when you grow old and retire, as often retirements plans are not a good insurance for old age …. In developed countries it’s not the case, in developed countries it’s better to have minimum responsibilities and be able to enjoy life when you are still young and able to.

So eventually it comes down to that, whether you want financial stability or happiness for your kids, sometimes both are possible, but with employment there is always the financial risk of losing the job, or company going bankrupt…

 

Internet Age Parenting: Parent’s more responsabilities educating kids : Kids smarter than parents

In the past, when we were kids ourselves, whenever we wanted to know about a subject, our parents tried to answer to the best of their knowledge, some took the time to search in a dictionary or an encyclopedia, but in general the information they provided the kids were limited and for a valid reason, information collecting was time consuming.

Since, Internet happened, now we don’t even have an excuse to not provide our kids with the most detailed, accurate, vast information and multi media (photos, videos) … and our kids expect nothing less.

In the past, it might have been possible to explain to a kid that the Earth is turning around the sun and the moon around the earth … , and your kid might say ok and move to another subject, but now our answer should be in this way:

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Or how a pencil is made?

Yes our Kids could be much smarter than we are, and it’s our job to make sure they are!  Failing to achieve that is failing in parenting and failing in helping humanity evolve.

Black African-American = Poverty + Jail + Welfare + HIV => Why?

In the US. it seams the African American population have not stopped suffering, in the past Back people were used as slaves, then there was a discrimination phase, but after the civil liberties movement, for us outsiders (not Americans) we had the impression that all populations and communities in the United States have more or less the same chances of success and right of a good life.

When writing my previous post about stereotypes, i stumbled on some really chocking data:

In 2009, African Americans comprised 13% of the US population but accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections.

584 000 HIV infected African-American in a population of 39 Million, that 1.5% of population infected, and if you apply this number to adults only , the percentage would probably double giving a 3% of Adult black community in the U.S. infected with HIV.

1 in 15 black adults is in Jail, as is 1 in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34.

Over a quarter of blacks and Latinos live in poverty, while only a tenth of whites do.

Almost 40% of the welfare goes to the black community even-though they only represent 13% of population

Welfare Demographics
Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %

An obvious question pops up in my head, Why?

Something is obviously wrong in this picture, some responsibility definitely fall on the government,

but also some fall on the family,  67% of Black or African American Kids live in single-parent families (25% White).

Some responsibility would also fall on the adult Black male, that father babies without an intention to have a family or stay with the mother.

But i think a big responsibility would also fall on the society, and discrimination happening .

I am not American, nor Black, so my personal thoughts on this matter have no value, the reason i am posting these findings is because i believe knowledge help people be better and try to improve, so if these stats would help keep a family together or a person from being infected then this article would have achieved it’s goal.

sources:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/28cnd-prison.html?_r=0

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/

http://news.yahoo.com/working-still-poor-124000547.html

http://cofcc.org/2012/05/more-black-people-are-on-welfare-than-white-people/

http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statistics/

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossstates/Rankings.aspx?ind=107

Teach kids to say i do not know but never i can not do!

A family member, uses a lot the term i can not do, and as a result he indeed does not try to do any complicated task!

My 3 year old picked up this word from this family member and started using it quite frequently, and every time he finds something a bit complicated he says i can not or i don’t know how to do it, so that we give him the answer and he gets with the easy way, for that i started forbidding him to use this word!
To a 3 year old, this would be the worst educational error or parental error, to allow the kid to use the i can’t do, and letting him/ her get away with it!!
He started using it when he does not want to walk, to go up the stairs, when he wanted us to give him a solution to a difficult task !
Why this is a big error education wise, simply because it limits the possibilities for the child, it tells him that’s ok to give up without trying, it has probably a big influence on the learning process and problem solving process, it will thus influence the development of his intelligence, making him a little bit less smart than what he / she had the potential to be! And he will not have the can do attitude that is a great marker of success!

In addition i would encourage the use of i “don’t know” thus he is prompted to further or increase his knowledge about the subject, which is a very positive attitude! And it would give him the habit of getting informed or prepared before doing something he does not know!