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Re: "My dad is a pirate."

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: "My dad is a pirate."
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:53:59 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 14, 10:51 am, Ignoramus21499 <ignoramus21...@NOSPAM.
21499.invalid> wrote:
> On 2008-02-14, chrisv <chr...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
> > Ingoramus21499 wrote:
> >>Anyhow, my question is that of child rearing. I have a 6 year old.
> >>Should I tell him that "your dad is a pirate" or not? Would it hurt
> >>him to know that his dad is a pirate?
> > Doesn't matter.  In either case, he'll eventually figure-out that
> > you're an immoral, thieving scumbag.
> Or, perhaps, he wil grow up to be a caring, sharing, person.
If he does, it will be in spite of your thieving ways, not because of
it.  What you almost certainly will raise is an entitled monster, who
believes that he can take anything he feels like.

When a parent teaches that a certain kind of theft is acceptable, the
child can only make the leap that ALL forms of theft are acceptable.
After all, if it's OK to download, then why not shoplift a CD from
Tower Video?  And if it's OK to shoplife a CD, why not break into the
neighbor's home to steal a computer?  After all, property is theft,

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