College Admissions Essay: It's Time to Make Children a Priority


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It's Time to Make Children a Priority

 

Much of society judges the relative importance of an occupation by the size of the income or the associated fame. In fact many people judge themselves in the same way. To me, this is a male way of seeing the world. It's all about status and mating rights when you get down to it. I am prepared to concede that at some point in humanity's past this was a fair measure of a job's importance. But in a world that is clearly overpopulated it no longer makes sense to judge solely based upon the propogation of the species.

 

Our focus should now move to the quality of the next generation rather than it's quantity. It is therefore my opinion that the most important job in the world is child raising. Those people that contribute to the healthy mental and physical development of children into adults, are performing a vital service to society. Imagine what the world would be like if children were truly our top priority, as some politicians so glibly pronounce. We are so far from that point that my imagination struggles with this concept.

 

Why are teachers amongst the lowest paid people in western society? Why is it next to impossible to find a good creche? Why are there more laws to protect the rights of criminals than to protect those of us that choose to give up career to tend to home and family? Why is it that the educational standard of high school graduates is dropping faster than gravity should allow?

 

Now some people will be nodding their heads at this point and saying, "Yes, the government should be doing something about this." Well I say, what are YOU doing about it. Take back responsibility for the upbringing of your own children.

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Delegate some duties to the educational system if you like but never release the responsibility for your kids. Don't take any part of their lives for granted. Find the weaknesses in the system and whilst you rally for the government to change, don't forget in the mean time, to take up the slack yourselves.

 

Finally, the next time you meet a teacher, show some respect because they have one of the most important jobs in the world.


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