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Posted in Boys wearing short uniform pants to school on 2014-01-28 21:30:58

Found this on the Net:

A Brief re Why Short Pants are Essential to the Proper Education of a Youth

Beyond academic and physical education, what adolescent boys (ages 12 to 16) moreover need is training that builds character in performance that is meaningfully resultant. Culturing a youth to be neat and tidy best serves to fostering this as keeping oneself well groomed and smartly attired is essential to ordering the mind and so developing a proper sense of dutifulness as well as self-respect. This centers on the matter of dress and appearance re youths, the state of which nowadays is for the most part deplorable.

Lamentably, today’s societal changes in attitudes, lifestyle and fashions, together with economics, has made boys being dressed in tasteful suits and traditional school uniforms not merely “old-fashioned” but unaffordable as well as impractical for most people, not to mention a custom no longer valued or desired. Alas, all this has served to result in the custom of boys being kept smartly dressed becoming virtually extinct. However, a boy’s clothing need not be fancy or expensive to fittingly serve in the sense being considered here. Tastefully styled clothing that is simple and serviceable as is apposite and needful will do nicely. What is imperative is that short pants be the requisite part of a boy’s clothing at all times.

Foremost, shorts are the most aesthetically pleasing attire on youths: Nothing makes a boy look smarter or more fit than in a trim pair of shorts Moreover, shorts are the most sensible pants for boys serviceably speaking, plus providing the healthful benefits of having the legs exposed to the sun and air. These values for having youths go in shorts should be obvious. Re how and why shorts serve to aid in building a youth’s character requires a brief explication annotation, as the reasons are no longer in the mindset of the general consciousness. .

It is the nature of all adolescents to be overly concerned sometimes even vain about their looks and how they are perceived due to their appearance. With the blooming of puberty also comes the sophomoric predisposition to develop cheeky and bigheaded attitudes, particularly with boys. Regarding youths, these undesirable traits can nicely be turned to effecting constructive change; and this is expediently both well and best accomplished by simply maintaining them barelegged.

The reason this “works” is that – especially re youths, for causes that should be explicable – going with well-exposed legs makes for an inimitable self-conscious sense both physical and mental. The affect/effect of this is to maintain a boy keenly aware of himself and thus ever mindful of his attitude as well as behavior, plus kept reminded of his status by its being made evident by his appearance, all serving to teach the sense humility and instill the docility necessary to achieving a favorable character.

To ensure the affect of this will effect properly and so be rightly appreciated, the shorts must be proper shorts (“proper” meaning ones with a two-inch inseam maximum– not the ugly long baggy style “shorts” of current fad) otherwise they will not ideally reinforce a youth’s self-awareness rightly evocatively affecting and thus not meaningfully effect fostering the self-control that results in good comportment.

I realize that advocating having youths dressed in short pants today as a standard is quixotic, and likely will be regarded with askance as being the “eccentric” if not perverse ramblings of a reactionary old fogy. This is unfortunate for both boys and society since, as elucidated here, there are actually many quite fair and prudent reasons confirmed (as previous generations sensibly understood) for shorts being fundamental in effectively taming a youth and so ensure good character development successful.

Thank you for your interest and consideration . . .

W.W.K. 2012

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Posted in Short trousers for all schoolboys on 2014-01-28 21:27:03

Found this on the Net:

A Brief re Why Short Pants are Essential to the Proper Education of a Youth

Beyond academic and physical education, what adolescent boys (ages 12 to 16) moreover need is training that builds character in performance that is meaningfully resultant. Culturing a youth to be neat and tidy best serves to fostering this as keeping oneself well groomed and smartly attired is essential to ordering the mind and so developing a proper sense of dutifulness as well as self-respect. This centers on the matter of dress and appearance re youths, the state of which nowadays is for the most part deplorable.

Lamentably, today’s societal changes in attitudes, lifestyle and fashions, together with economics, has made boys being dressed in tasteful suits and traditional school uniforms not merely “old-fashioned” but unaffordable as well as impractical for most people, not to mention a custom no longer valued or desired. Alas, all this has served to result in the custom of boys being kept smartly dressed becoming virtually extinct. However, a boy’s clothing need not be fancy or expensive to fittingly serve in the sense being considered here. Tastefully styled clothing that is simple and serviceable as is apposite and needful will do nicely. What is imperative is that short pants be the requisite part of a boy’s clothing at all times.

Foremost, shorts are the most aesthetically pleasing attire on youths: Nothing makes a boy look smarter or more fit than in a trim pair of shorts Moreover, shorts are the most sensible pants for boys serviceably speaking, plus providing the healthful benefits of having the legs exposed to the sun and air. These values for having youths go in shorts should be obvious. Re how and why shorts serve to aid in building a youth’s character requires a brief explication annotation, as the reasons are no longer in the mindset of the general consciousness. .

It is the nature of all adolescents to be overly concerned sometimes even vain about their looks and how they are perceived due to their appearance. With the blooming of puberty also comes the sophomoric predisposition to develop cheeky and bigheaded attitudes, particularly with boys. Regarding youths, these undesirable traits can nicely be turned to effecting constructive change; and this is expediently both well and best accomplished by simply maintaining them barelegged.

The reason this “works” is that – especially re youths, for causes that should be explicable – going with well-exposed legs makes for an inimitable self-conscious sense both physical and mental. The affect/effect of this is to maintain a boy keenly aware of himself and thus ever mindful of his attitude as well as behavior, plus kept reminded of his status by its being made evident by his appearance, all serving to teach the sense humility and instill the docility necessary to achieving a favorable character.

To ensure the affect of this will effect properly and so be rightly appreciated, the shorts must be proper shorts (“proper” meaning ones with a two-inch inseam maximum– not the ugly long baggy style “shorts” of current fad) otherwise they will not ideally reinforce a youth’s self-awareness rightly evocatively affecting and thus not meaningfully effect fostering the self-control that results in good comportment.

I realize that advocating having youths dressed in short pants today as a standard is quixotic, and likely will be regarded with askance as being the “eccentric” if not perverse ramblings of a reactionary old fogy. This is unfortunate for both boys and society since, as elucidated here, there are actually many quite fair and prudent reasons confirmed (as previous generations sensibly understood) for shorts being fundamental in effectively taming a youth and so ensure good character development successful.

Thank you for your interest and consideration . . .

W.W.K. 2012

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The real problem with this is human nature. When license is given to do something, it will always be abused. This is not an opinion, it's a fact of human history. It's only a matter of time before the "bad" people being spied on become you. Which has to do with the other aspect of this: Keeping & maintaining Power.

As he chillingly said so true: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” -- Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister

Hence: “Governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society ... Politics have no relation to morals.” -- Necolo Machiavelli

Because: “And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that. All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” -- Lord Acton

Posted in School Uniform on 2013-07-10 06:27:22

I quite agree. Your suggestion is exemplary of an ideal uniform for all boys to at least age 15. The only stipulation I would make is that the shorts be proper shorts (2-in inseam max) not the ugly long baggy style "shorts" of current fad...

Posted in forced to wear shorts on 2013-01-15 21:06:12

Just as a general comment here: While I don’t think boys should be “forced” to wear shorts due to the resultant negative affect/effect, there are nonetheless many good reasons for dressing boys in them as regular attire – ranging from health to practicality – but foremost for me is aesthetics. Simply, most boys to age 15-16 look most smart & fit when donned in outfits with proper shorts (“proper” meaning actual shorts – 1970s-‘80s style – not the ugly long baggy “shorts” of current fashion). It would be nice if this were the desired/accepted standard dress for boys again. Alas, given the way things are nowadays, it does not seem likely…