Tags: Traum-mercial Break
// Jun 6, 2009 at 11:41 am
After watching this, it dawned on me why we are in such a sorry state these days: millions of today’s adults grew up believing that they were “The most important person world in the whole wide world”…and we wonder why there is such a sense of entitlement today.
Sorry, in a bit of foul mood this morning.
// Jun 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm
I couldn’t agree with you more, Pax. Those same people are having children with even worse attitudes. Thankfully, my parents were still “old school” when I was growing up because I certainly didn’t think that way. I wouldn’t say you were in a foul mood, just a realistic mood.
// Jun 6, 2009 at 6:44 pm
@Pax & Mickster: I adore you both, but I really think this was designed to strengthen kids’ self-esteem, and not give them an overbearing sense of entitlement.
Also, having grown up with this PSA it would explain why I firmly believe that I am the most important person in the world.
I kid, I kid 🙂
// Jun 8, 2009 at 1:01 am
Yeah, the danger of telling a kid “you’re the most important person” is not very great if the kid has decent self-esteem to begin with. But if he or she ISN’T already getting that message at home, it’s a real good thing that they hear it from Captain Kangaroo and others. Lots of parents have no ill will toward their kids, they’re just uncomfortable expressing emotion openly and unequivocally.
// Jun 8, 2009 at 12:42 pm
I completely forgot about this series of shorts…but the instant that opening vignette of kids started, I was 7 years old again and at my babysitter’s house, watching WPIX out of New York.
I love the kid learning to ride a bike, and nearly eating a brick wall each time…God bless the ’70s.
This wouldn’t have been so traumatic if they had shot some additional animation of each cartoon kid fixing their mistake, rather than just jumping to the live kids spilling drinks and wiping out while riding stuff.
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