Monday, April 09, 2007

King of the Hill

This is a great article written by WLIP's Lenny Palmer-

One of the greatest games we played as kids was “King of the Hill.” Not only was it an absolute blast, it also taught schoolchildren an important life’s lesson: that not only did you do everything you could to get to the top of the hill, you also did everything you could to hold onto your position as "King." Games like this are now being outlawed across the nation; “too violent,” say some adults, “children can’t compete fairly,” say educators, and “we’re going to sue,” say many attorneys. So “King of the Hill” is dead, as is “Musical Chairs,” “Dodge Ball,” “Bombardment,” and even games as benign as “Tag.” Children are being robbed not only of great fat-burning play time, they are also being denied access to games that teach them what life is really about: if you want something bad enough, you have to go after it. In the past this philosophy created generations of young Americans willing to go the extra mile to achieve not only for themselves, but for their country as well.


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