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is this right in your opinion

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by wheresmysheep, Jun 23, 2010.


adults and parents come before children

  1. yes your totally right!

    0 vote(s)
  2. erm no WTF

    32 vote(s)
  3. Other - please state

    5 vote(s)
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  1. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    So my mum turned around and said this to my younger brother.. whats your opinons on it?
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    'erm no wtf' got my vote... Entirely wrong IMO! That's kinda cruel :(
  3. xXxBrOKenWiNgSxXx

    xXxBrOKenWiNgSxXx Well-Known Member

    erm no wtf got my vote, children come first!!!
    all ways 1st and foremost
  4. ASkylitDrive

    ASkylitDrive Well-Known Member

    There are certain things that the adult comes first, and certain things children do.

    Safety wise, children first.

    Now if its a parent and child, the child ALWAYS comes first. Thats a parent's responsibility.
  5. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

    children come first before parents, sorry but thats how i feel
  6. Placebo Soul

    Placebo Soul Banned Member

    Society is created by those with power in order to protect first those that they expect to become like and second that which they love or benefit them. Children generally only benefit from the second reason for protection. So...generally society is motivated to uphold that statement. However, from an ethical standpoint, I think that that statement is wrong.
  7. kyle88

    kyle88 Well-Known Member

    No offense, but sounds like my mother... a selfish one.
  8. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    sounds like she's being selfish.

    My mom was always boy crazy-- but she'd never have said anything like that. Her children always came first; even though sometimes it didn't seem that way.
  9. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    I'm going to need more information before voting on this. It depends on the context. For example, on an airplane when those breathing things fall down, adults are supposed to take themselves as a priority and fit themselves first so that they can be able to save their children (if the adult doesn't he/she will pass out, and not only will she not survive, she won't have time to aid the child, so they both will die).

    Another context is food. Adults eat and drink whatever is around first to make sure the food is safe for their children. You don't feed your child anything that you don't eat first.

    It depends on context. I'm gonna need more information before I vote on this, and I HATE voting "other". :unsure:
  10. Viro

    Viro Well-Known Member

    It depends upon the situation, but in general, that's a messed up thing to be telling a kid.
  11. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    It's a 50/50 question.. Some cases the child comes first and others the adult comes first..Like abuse the child would come first..
  12. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    I voted no, that statement seems totally weird to me
  13. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    It depends on the situation, but generally speaking, children should always come first. Unless your brother is over 18 in which case the line could be more blurry.
  14. Avarice

    Avarice Well-Known Member

    I was brought up to believe that statement, so to me it's just normal that an adult would say that. Really depends on the situation in which she said it though. I'm sure if the building was on fire and it came down to who climbed out of the window to safety first, she would re-think that statement.
  15. greyroses

    greyroses Well-Known Member

    The phrase doesnt really mean anything...In what? For what? etc.
    But I do think I understand where you are going with this and will try to respond correctly.
    I dont think parents/adults come before children. Neither do I think children come before parents/adults.
    I think that if we are alive, we are human and need to try as much as we can to approach one another on equal terms.
    We also need to try to understand each others position, strengths, and weaknesses and try to help one another grow where we can.
  16. someone uk

    someone uk Well-Known Member

    No, this reminds me why i always despised my dad when i was younger, he always made me be part of things that HE wanted to do, threw me onto walks, chose holidays that entertained HIM and left me and my brothers board and bemused wishing for the holidays to be over
    frankly if a parent isn't going to compromise with their children then i don't think they should be having children
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