If asked what I think endangers America's youth today, I'd reply that virtual non-reality is the greatest danger because our youth haven't lived enough to recognize that illusion can lead to delusion and nihilism.
How do we fight virtual non-reality among our children when they would rather play video games or chat online than read a book or write a short story? Is life so harsh that they must escape this way or has this way replaced life?
Just some thoughts on a topic that concerns me and other teachers I know, especially creative writing teachers. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.