[Editor’s note: A must read. So very good!]
Sometimes when our 6 year old objects to some limit we’ve placed on him and protests loudly with whining, my husband, Steve, will mimic his tone saying, “Teddy, imagine if I went to my boss like you’re doing and said, ‘Daaa-aaan, I don’t waaaaant to come in early at 8:00. I’m tiii-iiiired of working so hard. I don’t liii-iike the way you organize the office!’ I’d get fired.”
Teddy gets the point. There are limits and restrictions and expectations placed on us throughout life. While a few may be illegitimate and call for protest, most are part and parcel of living in a well-ordered society.
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