Ancient oracles have such an excellent sense of humor. When asked about the New York Times article, Do Exercise Programs Help Children Stay Fit?, the I Ching simply replied…
The message here is for the adults of course. And the adults understand too, though without quite getting it.
“Kids naturally love to run around and play,” Dr. Booth said. “But they’re just not doing it as much now. And we don’t know why. So what we really need to understand is, what’s happening to our kids that makes them quit wanting to play?”
Unfortunately the doc wants to do something about it, instead of keeping still, as the I Ching suggests. If children naturally play, it’s something the adults are already doing that is draining the life from these youngsters. The process should be to stop doing stuff to these kids until they get their groove back. Instead, things like this are being said…
But none of these suggestions will be easy to put in place, Dr. Booth said, or inexpensive, and all will require scientific validation. No one expected, after all, that well-designed exercise interventions for children would prove to be so ineffective.
No one expected, after all, that well-designed exercise interventions for children would prove to be so ineffective.
Well then here’s some exceptionally good advice for kids: Run!
[Reading via Psychic Science]
[Previously on ACM – Ask the I Ching: Has ‘Europe’ Failed?]