Monday, April 26, 2010

Manic Monday #209

If you could write your own bill of rights, what would you include?

For my country:
the freedom to choose the means of education which fits the abilities of the child in question, including homeschooling.

Homeschooling isn't allowed here, that's why my autistic son didn't get the education he deserved. He couldn't cope with school and the council representative used her energy to prove to me he could, instead of allowing me to prove which way of education would work for him.

I also would want:
the freedom for children to chose the person who represents them and their opinions in cases where professionals think they have to evaluate their parents.

Most children know very well if their parents are OK, and they should be able to have a full voice, instead of professionals tell them how to feel.
(Sorry, we're going through a rough time once again.)

What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?

There's going on so much.
So many people die from the force of nature.

Young babies die after their conception is forced in chemical ways.
I don't want to withold parenthood from people. Not at all.
But I'm not sure if people really looked at the risks and the feelings involved.

The death rates of babies here are quite high, even though we're a civilized western country and have high standard health care.
I think the high numbers are not caused by mistakes, but by ignoring the risks.

The consequence is that childbirth is medicalised and people lose their freedom to give birth at home after a healthy pregnancy.

Something else that bothers me to bits is the continuing increase of control over people's lives and loss of privacy.
We have to live up to be a certain average person, and when we're not it's wrong.

What do you think is the secret to a good life?

Love and surrounding you and your family with people who are caring and loving.
Not criticising people, but trying to understand them in their being.

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