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Did Dune have it right?

By AmericanKulak follow AmericanKulak   2021 Nov 14, 5:45pm 54 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      

Maybe we should have teens 13-21 live out in the Deep Desert with adult guides, having to learn how to fix things, fight, and prep meals from scratch, so they appreciate shit when they get back to civilization, while being indoctrinated into traditional values?

I think that was mentioned in the sequel.

Heinlein books also had something similar I believe.

No citizenship benefits (no vote, no running for office, gov't benefits, etc.) without it.

It's a powerful weapon against afluenza and unappreciative materialism.
1   HunterTits   2021 Nov 14, 6:04pm  

Yeah. Right.

It will be abused with 'deferments' and cushy assignments like Bush Jr got in the National Guard.
2   AmericanKulak   2021 Nov 14, 6:25pm  

Probably right. They will go to prep schools while their 'time' is recorded as if they lived a preindustrial life.

"No BAR exam without teenage frontier service" wouldn't work.

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