Tuesday, December 19, 2006

God 10th on list

I heard the results of a survey given in England for the annual Kids Day, on the radio driving home tonight.

Being a celebrity is the 'best thing in the world' say children.

Children under 10 think being a celebrity is the "very best thing in the world" but do not think quite as much of God, a survey has revealed.

The poll of just under 1,500 youngsters ranked "God" as their tenth favourite thing in the world, with celebrity, "good looks" and being rich at one, two and three respectively.

I guess we shouldn't wonder where this line of thinking comes from. It seems that's the main message in today's media. We have TV shows like America's Top Model, The Bachelor, American Idol. Today's society caters to the celebrity. We see Snoop Dog, beating the rap after being pulled over by police.

It's hard as a parent, not knowing wheather to keep your kid from being over exposed to such non-sense or maybe taking the approach of exposing them, with the hope of guiding them through this stuff with a firm explanation as to why 'this and that' should be avoided at all cost.

Just over three quarters of the youngsters said they would probably marry later in life, although 21 per cent gave a definite "No".

Most of them want to have children with most opting for one or two.

Careers first, sounds like the path to take according to today's standards of success.

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