Please note: this is not directed at anyone in this forum, nor any specific person. So, today I read this really sad article (link below) that made me think about how I want to raise my future child. Article: Wildlife Extra News - British kids clueless when it comes to nature â€“ the shocking results of TV survey I mean, who is to blame for these kids thinking rediculous things like "cows hibernate" and not knowing that trees produce oxygen? I personally feel that the blame is spread around to the family and the school system. Having experienced the decline of the school system personally, I think I would prefer to have a hands on approach and possibly even do a hybrid online school program for my child. I understand that schools cannot teach everything, and parents are busy, but these facts seem pretty simple! It also got me thinking about some people I've known that were pretty clueless. A few years ago, I dated a guy who was 22. He was just finishing his BA, lived with his dad, and had never worked a day in his life. He had some interesting ideas... like telling me that if we got married, we could live with his dad... and saying that because he had a 4 year degree, that he didn't need work experience. He firmly believed that he could walk into any place he wanted, show them his resume, and get a job as a CEO. When he finished school and was having a hard time finding work, I suggested he go apply for a job at McDonalds or similar min wage job just to get him through the tough times until he found something better (and to give him work experience). This idea infuriated him. He thought it was more productive to go wear a suit and sit all day in an italian restaurant because this way, he could be hired by the mob. Yeah, seriously. I ended up breaking it off because I couldn't date someone who was so clueless and ignorant. Last I knew, he still had no job and was living with his dad. Anyone else know people like that?