The “Training Ground” for All Other Oppressions

The oppression of young people by adults is the “training ground” for all other oppressions. If adults did not install powerlessness patterns early in the life of each young person, if the young person’s submission was not enforced during this early time of physical smallness, insufficient information, dependence on others, and naive expectations of good treatment from surrounding humans, then later oppressions would be difficult or impossible to install.

Harvey Jackins

From page 70 of The Upward Trend

(Present Time 190, January 2018)

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