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They're teaching them young!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JasonG, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. JasonG

    JasonG Regular Member

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    So, I don't know if this will add any relevance to anyone's lives but, I found it interesting so I thought I would share here in the lounge...

    I am a student teacher in a 3rd grade class, and this last week we moved onto a new section of our language arts book. Well that new section delt with business and entrepreneurship. Mostly stuff about lemonade stands and things kids can relate to;but there was one story that talked about "Maddame C.J. Walker" and how she was one of the first women to be successful in the business arena. Well, to my suprise, they decided to talk about "get rich quick schemes" for like 3 pages of the story!! lol, I was amazed - as I was reading I was looking at the students faces and they all seemed so confused - it was comical and I had to hold it together, but I was really suprised to see this 3rd grade text book schooling kids on people and business who try and lie to other people by telling them if then do "this" then they will be rich with no work whatsoever.

    I guess it is a good thing though, since, as most of us here know (and might have found out the hard way) those schemes are only that, and it truly does take effort and hard work to make a dime in this world.
     
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  2. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    As P T Barnham said;
    You'll never run out of customers.
     
  3. whodi

    whodi Junior Member

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    This should answer a lot of peoples questions that are like

    "Why would anyone sign up/buy this?"
    "Do people actually buy this?"
    "Who the f**k would buy this?
    "How did this guy/girl sell so many _____?"
     
  4. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol the 1st get rich quick scheme i ever heard about was this pyramid scheme where u mail $5 to everyone on a list and then put your name on the list so you can start receiving money too. almost fell for it lol... :rolleyes:
     
  5. quicknrandom

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    lol i actually got one of those letters in the mail. it was pretty awesome to read it.

    I actually took part in the paypal version of it and earned quite a bit of money hehe...the beggininng days of craigslist....brings back memories
     
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    Fireboltgirl Regular Member

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    Won't work to teach kids this way. The same % will fall for scams
    because the drivers of human emotion remain the same. Only this
    time they will think they are prepared, when they aren't.

    More than likely they will end up feeling that the world of self
    employment is too scary to even try.

    As long as the system fails to teach kids to use logic and question
    authority the result is the same.
     
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