The next time you go for a walk, observe a puppy on a rope constantly being restrained from exploring, smelling, touching, etc. Notice the enthusiasm and energy being choked out of the dog. Ultimately, the dog has no choice but to give in to the rope. What is left is a lifeless dog -- without vitality, enthusiasm, or hopeful expectations. We do the same thing to our children by making them sit at desks for hours at a time until they too give up and become drones.