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My elementary school would set aside an hour every day for "Moral Science", a period dedicated to teaching children decent, moral behavior and social etiquette. It wasn't my favorite part of the day, but I think that is what is missing in children's lives today. Decency has to be taught and cultivated. And their energy should be properly channeled. Children do not play out on the streets nowadays; tag and hide-and-seek are lame games. No one uses a punching bag to vent his/her frustrations on. Even Playstation and Xbox are getting obsolete now that there is more fun in being mean on the internet. Let us wind-up the toys and watch them run pell-mell!! Let the mind games begin.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/nyregion/30suicide.html