Part of me believes that, ideally, people, no matter what the age, should be able to exert at least *some* control over their lives. The other part of me believes that people need guidance.

Date:         Fri, 26 Feb 1993 13:48:00 EDT
Reply-To:     “Y-Rights: Kid/Teen Rights Discussion Group”
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From:         “Y-Rights@SJUVM Listowner” <KUDUT@HAMP.HAMPSHIRE.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Adult Power

Well, Becky …
… by the nature of the topics presented here, there will
be those people who believe that children and teenagers should have the
right to be controlled, and there will be those who believe that children
and teenagers should have the right to exert control over their own lives.

Both opinions are valid topics for discussion, and I hope I don’t sound *too*
biased.

Personally, I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place on this whole issue.
That is one of the reasons I worked to get this group going 2 years ago or
so.  Part of me believes that, ideally, people, no matter what the age, should
be able to exert at least *some* control over their lives.  The other part
of me believes that people need guidance.

In the end … there needs to be a merging of the two ideas.  A situation where
children and teenagers can have free reign over their lives, but with the
occasional guiding hand of someone who can help, whether thats an older child,
teenager, or adult.

–Ken
kudut@hamp.hampshire.edu

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