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Friday, October 19, 2007

UN's Convention on the Rights of The Child (CRC)

In conjunction with Universal Children's Day on Nov 20, would like to ask some opnion from you all bout this:


Article 12
You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously


thanks

4 comments:

Wai Luen said...

You have your rights to give your opinion, and for adults to take it seriously. yep.

but as long as you are still dependent on those adults, then the adults have the right to let your opinion remain as just your opinion. they'll listen, no doubt, but their opinion is what matters most...till of course, you are fully independent and are able to support yourself. I'm sure every parents will listen and take their child's words seriously, but they have their own way of thinking and no parents will want to put their child in harm's way right? once a child is fully grown up, his decision will be solely his, but till then, every child has to take their adults' instructions. it may not be what the child wants, but at least he's not in harm's way. Parents' decisions may not be what we like, but we have to live with it and make the best out of it as they want only the best for us. I'm sure you know it, as you have mentioned in one of your previous posts that your family comes before you many times.

what made you ask such a question? where you read the article from? lol

~Yin Fung~ said...

As long as you live under someone's roof, you have to obey their rules. You have the right to say whatever, but others also have the rights not to listen.

P/S: I have the right to charge you, but you have the right not to pay me. Get the logic?

julian said...

trying to write an article

Anonymous said...

Daughter:Daddy, I want an increase in my pocket money
Daddy: And your argument would be..??
Daughter: Due to the steady increase of our inflation rates, I believe that I have every right to demand for an increase, just like how unemployed people demand an increase of unemployment benefits from the government. By not increasing my allowance, you will deprive me of consumer satisfaction as the value of the money in my hand goes down and I will be able to purchase less items with the same amount of money given the inflation. I might choose to reduce shopping, but this will bring about an opportunity costs of either: (a) me spending more time at home studying or (b) me spending more time loitering around shopping malls to find more bargains, where I believe the latter is more likely. Therefore, an increase in pocket money will deter all of that from happening and life can resume normally... So what do you say???
Dad: NO

My point is... everyone, young and old, has the right to express their opinions...
The dad might have his own reasons in not giving the daughters an increase...
But should the dad take her seriously...
In my example, with the given economics argument, the dad might have actually considered the arguments of the daughter...
But if this were to take place:

Daughter: I think mum's green dress was originally from a tree...
Dad: Why do you say that???
Daughter: Leaves are green and they come from trees...

Will the dad take the daughter seriously???

Her ur arguing about adults, parents inclusive...

If it were the parents, then I would say: YES... mummy and daddy should take their children seriously...
They are responsible for the way their child's thinking develops... and they actually do play a major role in influencing the way their son and daughters think, not only through their own words, but actions as well... solely because we learn through association and authority amongst other things.
The minute parents don't take their children seriously, mishaps can occur.
Maybe the whole leaf-green issue won't be as terrible as it seems, but let's say the daughter has an opinion on smoking...

Daughter: All my friends smoke because they say it's to release stress, and now I'm under stress. Taking anti-depressants is wrong (their drugs and you can be charged for drug abuse) unless they're prescribed by my doctor. Smoking is legal and I'm above 18. If my friends are still alive (not dead) and smiling by the end of the day, then maybe smoking won't kill me as well, and maybe I'll be able to smile to.

If the parents don't take it seriously, then the daughter might carry this preconceived idea till the day she dies (or develops lung cancer, which ever comes first...)

WHICH IS WRONG!!!

So parents should take their children's opinions seriously...

On the other hand, other adults???
Ethically... THEY SHOULD...
But that's extremely idealistic la given the way we live...
People don't care enough and everyone's just watching out for their own asses (plural of ass is asses???)
But ethically, same thing applies...everyone should...
In fact, EVERYONE'S opinions should be taken seriously...
unless ur medically insane... that's a whole different story...


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