It might help the aimless ones who would otherwise be sitting around smoking pot all day. That assumes of course they could even hold down the job. For most, unless you plan a career in fast food or grocery, you're not learning much of value from the work itself. It's just a way to earn money to buy stuff you want. Nothing more. If you're going to school, you already know how get up and be on time, so the job isn't teaching you that, either.Buddy you've got some weird takes on some poop but saying that working doesn't help teenagers might take the cake.
I stand by what I said that it builds far more character and real-world preparation to just learn to do without. That's the reality in the adult world. Most of us get very little that we want. I remember reading all the stories of people going crazy during lockdown, not buying stuff, not going out. For me it wasn't that different than before. I didn't like it, either, but I coped a heck of lot better than most. Another advantage of learning to do without is once you actually start making money you end up saving a lot of it. Then you get to retire way earlier than most. And retire on less since you're used to living simply.
No, school work and learning has lots of value in those areas. Stuff like internships in fields you're interested in certainly have value but that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about working in Mickey Ds for minimum wage flipping burgers. Doing a stupid, repetitive, boring job like that only has value for the paycheck.I can honestly say I've never in my life heard somebody say that work is detrimental to the growth and development of a young person. Holy wow. I seriously can not believe I read that.
It's great if you worked to help buy food for your family. That's really commendable. But most of the kids I knew who worked blew the money on crap. That includes my brother.I mean I guess they aren't necessarily odd to you but wow. Interfere with studies??
Am I totally off on this? I literally worked 2 real scheduled jobs and worked on the side all through school and had no problems. I was in Whos Who, fccla, beta club, it really wasn't hard. It was enjoyable.
Buy stuff I didn't need? Brother I bought food for my family.
I spent 3 hours a day just getting to/from school. I already told you my schedule. I literally had no time even to get enough sleep. Bronx Science. One of the three hardest specialized high schools in NYC. Stuyvesant and Brooklyn Tech are the other two. Grades in school are NOT linear with effort. It probably takes 5 times as much study to end up with a 96 average, as opposed to a 90 average. The former is really needed, along with high SAT scores, to get into one of the top colleges.
Liberal? Horsesh*t. I'm in the middle politically. I don't even vote any more. Don't assume I like everything the left does. I don't. You're right about a lot of stuff, but you're also wrong about a lot. The same people who claim to want as little as possible from government sure are happy when government does stuff they like. Practice what you preach and stop using anything government had a hand in. Stop driving for starters. Government built those roads. Don't use the grid. Don't use the Internet. Get a plot of land in the middle of nowhere, grow or hunt all your own food, sew your own clothes, use animal fat to make candles for light, burn wood for heat. That's life with as little as possible from government.Now you are seeing the mind of a coastal liberal. They actually believe this nonsense, and vote accordingly. It makes little sense to those of us who want as little as possible from government. I'm sooo happy they are getting more and more illegal immigrants shoved down their throats. Even still the small relative number being sent to NYC for example is NOTHING compared to how many many towns in Texas have had to deal with. There needs to be at least 10 times the amount sent to NYC for starters.
I don't even know how to address your joy over what's happening now in the big cities. That's base Neaderthal stuff, it really is, reveling in other people's suffering.