I used to keep a quote book in high school (I still have it, perhaps sometime I’ll post some favorites for old time’s sake). It was full of quotes from friends and favorite thinkers (authors, teachers, movie, etc). If I still kept it (it dropped off in college…too much reading), I’d add this to it:
I fail to see how the current generation of kids can grow up to be responsible, sensible, world-wise adults if they cannot learn the important lessons that sensibly unrestricted childhood and good old fashioned play brings.
From my new favorite blog, Free Range Kids (thanks, Julie, for the link!)