"Will the next generation have a Steve Jobs?" Asked Darell Hammond of KaBOOM in the Huffington Post. He continues:
"The forecast isn’t good. In an era of parental paranoia, lawsuit mania, and testing frenzy, we are failing to inspire our children’s curiosity, creativity, and imagination. We are denying them opportunites to tinker, discover, and explore— in short, to play. Jobs played not just as a child but also throughout his adult life. He played to understand how things worked, then he played to invent new things, and then he kept playing to make those things singularly whimsical, and ‘insanely great’….
"We are raising today’s children in sterile, risk-averse, and highly structured environments. In doing so we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers, and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens, and mark bubbles on standardized tests.
"We say we are ‘protecting’ our children. We say we’re setting them up to ‘succeed.’ Really, we’re doing neither, and we’re letting an entire generation down. The most fitting way to honor Jobs’ legacy? Let our kids outside to play."