Hungary Jack wrote:
I see this in my neighbors, with a daughter who is now 14 and a son now 11. Both are exceptional students, but the son seems much more confident, outgoing, and willing to take risks. I don't know if athletics has anything to do with it, but he has always pursued sports and always seems to be trying new ones.
I remember a few years ago talking with the son. I was doing some work in the parkway, and the son (then around 9) asked if I should get permission. I commented in simplest terms possible that in general, if you see something that needs to be done and will contribute to the general good, just go ahead and do it and don't worry too much about permission (I was not about to get into a discussion of public vs. private property). I told him that's how things like our park and annual block party happen--people taking an initiative.
He thought about it for a second, and said "I see. But my mom always thinks you need permission. She doesn't do that stuff. She's not like you."
I thought this was really telling.
let's get these ho's on some molly
like i play for new england
What? If HJ can make a post about civic responsibility and how awesome he is in a discussion about gender conditioning and dynamics, I can post unrelated Rick Ross lyrics if I want.
BECAUSE I'M A MAN AND HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY OPINIONS AND ACTIONS. OH MY GOD, HJ, I TOTALLY SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!
I feel like I've achieved a deep understanding here.
EDIT: With this level of objective and constructive moderation, no wonder Leroy and others have bolted.