Friday, 13 February 2015

Boarding School at an Early Age is Child Abuse.



My dad was sent away, aged seven, to Wycliffe Preparatory School, then known as Ryeford, and on to Wycliffe College. His two older brothers had been too. I don't know if my own parents could have afforded it, they certainly hinted that affording it would be difficult, but at ten I was given the opportunity to go to Wycliffe and I turned it down!

Such schooling in most cases leads to unfounded confidence and a significant void in the empathy department, which is why, of course, most, or far too many, of our politicians, business leaders and royalty behave like the inadequate, desensitized fuckwits we know them to be.