Do you know what a child is? Children are not born grown-up. They have parents and teachers for a reason. Five-year-olds don't even know how to look both ways before they cross the street. They don't have an "inherent instinct" to cooperate, or to be respectful, reliable, or responsible. They are not automatically well-behaved, mature people of character. Otherwise they would be called ADULTS, and even then, if you think any "normal" adult is like this, I want you to take a reality check by looking at the people all around you.
If you think kids don't need to be taught the difference between right and wrong, and that they'll just figure it out on their own, think again. Children need to be told and shown the qualities of character we expect from them.
I'm not sure what a sociopath has to do with kindergarten.
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