answers to the boy's problem
- Hello everybody,
Thanks to those of you that sent answers for the boy in Sacramento regarding his school friend who he felt was possibly not living up to his potential (i.e. "dumbing down"). His friend also wrote to me. I sent the boys child-sized excerpts of all responses I received. In addition I will post these responses on my Web site in January (except in cases in which people said they did not want their response posted). I am not putting them up there now because since it's the holidays I wanted to post this question I received from a non-Buddhist child:
"For holidays like birthdays do kids get gifts if they are in the Buddhist religion? The reason I ask you this is because we learned in school that Buddhist people were always giving and they never wanted anything."
In February, I'll post a reply to another non-Buddhist kid's question. The child is from New Zealand:
>is buddhist childrens education different to that of no religion? how do they socialise? do the buddhist children have to go to a religious school? how is life for children that believe in buddhism?I'd like to be able to reply to the question directly above about Buddhist children with responses from children. If you know of children who can respond from a point of personal experience, please have them send their answers driectly to me (with parental permission). They can be kids that know Buddhist kids, they don't have to practice themselves. I'm interested in responses from older kids or adults as well--especially parents or adults that were raised Buddhist in a predominately non-Buddhist culture.
If you want to respond yourself, please write to my email address directly (mlavora@...), please don't only post your reply to this group, because I might miss it.
To read my reply to the question above about Buddhists and holiday gift giving, please go to
M. LaVora Perry
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