• brookew wrote a new post, The "Perfect" Family (Evolving Ideas), on the site Brooke's Blogs 7 years, 6 months ago

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    “Stone Soup” by Barbara Kingsolver is a very interesting article about the constructs of societies views on non-traditional families. According […]

    • This blog post had me so engaged. Every paragraphs thought was equally interesting to me.
      Firstly, I have seen many differences as well in private school and public school. Money definitely has the ability to blind people to the grey areas of life.. such as “abnormal” families or homes. The thing these people miss out on is the rawness of life. Life is grey. Love is grey. It will probably never be black and white. It’s not supposed to be. It’s confusing, painful, miraculous. Marriage is not supposed to be easy and families aren’t supposed to always make sense. It’s a romantically idea that these things are easy, simple and always work out, but we have seen otherwise.. I think sometimes it should be “finished”, whether it has failed or not. Sometimes people just aren’t right for each other, and that’s okay. I agree with you that it is never okay to judge someone else’s family.

    • OH, and how did you get those pictures on there? I somehow can’t load them.

      • Loved your comments thanks for the input! Pictures can be put in by loading files when you type in your blog,I think it’s under media. Hope this helps 🙂

    • I agree that in today’s society there are generally more “untraditional” families. I think with time people will eventually adjust their views and what was once tabooed or abnormal will become the norm. I agree that dubbing a marriage “a failure” can have negative implications on couples and place lots of pressure on being the perfect family. I think that with the increasing numbers of “untraditional” marriages and divorces, people are more aware that there are different kinds of marriages and families. There are some television commercials that have begun showing these diverse families, and hopefully people will begin to accept rather than judge the diverse families.

    • Very well put! I totally understand what you are talking about when it comes to public schools being more representative. The town I grew up in had both it’s “bad” and “good”neighborhoods, but there was only one main public high school, so you had kids from every kind of income, family situation, etc all mixed up together, and let me tell you. I definitely think that had some of those kids gone to private school instead of public, they would have been super sheltered, and probably less tolerant.