MIlitary standards too high for many young people
A lot of people commented, but few make the most obvious points: our food supply is shite -- our country feeds its people, and people feed themselves, processed foods which offer many calories but few nutrients. Next, regarding intelligence, our employment laws make it so parents are working all the time and do not have time to build positive habits for themselves, let alone their kids. In both food supply and employment law, cheap food and anti-family public policies have contributed to the problem of young, overweight, underperforming young people.
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