posted on September 23, 2010 13:49 by
As we get more focused on thinking for ourselves, instead of relying on the opinions of others, our choices are widened, giving us scope for some refreshing revelations.
We live in a box, we get information from a box and we die in a box, so some out of the box thinking would be a good for all of us.
We would all agree that lying to a child is wrong if you want to model the right behaviour yet every year we tell our children that Santa flies in with reindeer's and presents, wished for in a letter to the North Pole from your child.
We do it because that is what we do at Christmas. The truth is when your child is sitting on the lap of a complete stranger in a red suit and false white beard, the magical illusion could in fact be a closet paedophile.
It is not easy thinking outside the box but telling your child to never accept gifts or sweets from strangers, then introducing them to a random Man dressed as Santa, is a mixed message. In truth Christmas is made up to keep up a tradition about over eating, materialism and maxed out credit card bills.