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ranking5-Nov-2016familybill Bronze Star Survey Creator by votes23156.5%


Rank these qualities that children should be encouraged to learn at home.

3.94Feeling of responsibility
4.22Determination, perseverance
4.33Tolerance and respect for other people
4.37Hard work
4.79Good manners
5.94Thrift, saving money and things
8.63Religious faith

posted 5-Nov-2016 4:21pm  
Children should be taught tolerance and respect for others 1.
Faith in God religious faith 1.
posted 5-Nov-2016 7:46pm  
Encouraged by whom? Are you thinking that school teachers should say to kids, "I encourage you to learn that at home"? Or religious leaders? Or politicians? Or their peers? (ha! like that would happen.) Or their parents?
posted 7-Nov-2016 5:54am  
Well just about all of them need to be taught at home as the wackjob schools only seem to teach tolerance and minorities should get special treatment due to indiscretions to their ancestors (I guess that would count for unselfish as long as it went to the minorities).

Now I have nothing against the minorities and yes there are still bigots out there but by giving them special treatment that is just fueling the bigots fire.

Hard Work, Independence, Determination schools have squashed this with their policy of 'No student left behind'. They are not doing these students any favors by passing them to the next grade if they don't meet expectations, they are just fueling the idea 'Why should I try? I will still pass.'
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Nov-2016 3:50pm  
I'm surprised tolerance ranks so low on the list. I rated it number 1. You can't get too far in life if you can't tolerate people. It creates disharmony. It's right up there with responsibility, thrift, hard work and independence.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Lysannus) posted 8-Nov-2016 7:00pm  
Tolerance isn't the same thing as giving people special treatment.
(reply to LindaH) posted 9-Nov-2016 9:25am  
I rated tolerance at 9. Mostly because I don't give a crap what other people are doing when it has no effect on me. I don't tolerate, I choose not to participate. If that makes any sense.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 9-Nov-2016 12:00pm  
Independence, hard work, responsibility, imagination, tolerance, determination, and unselfishness are all 1 for me. Thrift is a 2. Obedience and good manners are 3. Religious faith is 11.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to FordGuy) posted 9-Nov-2016 1:47pm  
Yeah, but my definition of tolerance is that. You don't have to participate, or even like something. Tolerating, to me means - don't give a crap what they do - but let them do it, without interfering and raising a stink about it. Leaving people alone who wish to be left alone. Live and let live. The people who can't tolerate people who are different are the ones making problems where there were none.
(reply to LindaH) posted 14-Nov-2016 10:12am  
To me toleration means that it some how effects or touches me in some way that I have to tolerate the behavior. If it doesn't effect me, there is nothing to tolerate.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to FordGuy) posted 14-Nov-2016 12:35pm  
That's the attitude I wish everyone would take! I guess I've been around enough people who care about stuff that shouldn't affect them in any way, that I use 'tolerate' by default when it comes to that.
(reply to LindaH) posted 15-Nov-2016 8:54am  
Maybe the word you're looking for is acceptance. I would have to tolerate someone poking my chest with their finger, but I wouldn't have to accept it.
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to FordGuy) posted 15-Nov-2016 9:45am  
That makes sense. People should accept things that don't affect them, not just "tolerate" it.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Oct-2017 12:05pm  
I think if you start with tolerance and respect for other people, a lot of the other positive qualities follow on nicely.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 23-Nov-2017 12:46pm  
Here's what I came up with:
1. Imagination
2. Feeling of responsibility
3. Determination, perseverance
4. Unselfishness
5. Tolerance and respect for other people
6. Good manners
7. Independence
8. Hard work
9. Thrift, saving money and things
10. Obedience
11. Religious faith

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