With Halloween decorating ideas being marketed all over America we will see lots of spooky skeletons that creep out the kids. But, have you ever told your children that the bones that make up our skeletons have 6 major functions?
Now, that is important to know and hardly spooky at all.
- With any holiday some people may have a tendency to twist concepts way out of proportion: Halloween and skeletons is one of those things.
- For some people or groups the skeletal remains have religious meaning.
- For some age groups skeletons are fun way to carry something to an extreme; individuation based on fear of the unknown.( Get the facts on this subject then the unknown is no longer an unknown to be feared.)
- Images and talk of skeletons produces the strong emotions that marketing experts run to the bank with…because..EMOTIONS sell product with huge profits. Ghoulish images can upset some groups(with good intent) who may chose to become very vocal with their perception of skeletons being “evil” . Can we consider how these complaints add to the market frenzy with the heightened interest that increase sales in the out of bounds ideas. (That is lop-sided , I know.)
- Medical doctors and scientists make a good living after having studied bones/ skeletons in order to help people stay well or heal.(that is a very good thing!)
If we were to look at “just the facts” about what a skeleton is and what is does for every body, I think we may be able to get some “balance” in a learning situation.