I’ve come across several videos lately that try to get us to brutally reflect on our adult actions by invoking these scenarios with children instead. The common line of argument is: If we, as mature adults of supposedly higher morality, tell our children to take care of their health, to be nice and polite, to be confident etc. then why do we apply double standards on ourselves as adults?
This first video shows us a scenario of road rage amongst kids.
This second one conducts a social experiment with a child asking for a smoke.
And lastly, here’s a sweet one of children ‘in love’.
So, what makes these public service announcements powerful? How can such reflection help you in thinking up moral or value arguments in your GP essays?