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Unread 02-15-2021, 12:02 PM
Julie Steiner Julie Steiner is offline
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Default My new favorite philosopher

Three minutes of practical wisdom. Worth a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y62veCinCvc
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Very nice. But I did have to remind myself of this after it...

https://youtu.be/b_N9E9dKdr4
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I'm surprised she didn't get a superbowl spot. I dunno, I give the edge to one of her contemporaries. It's sincere and I can really feel the emotion.

https://youtu.be/WpTjFhA09kQ
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Interesting. The first is a Stoic, the other two Hedonists (although the waffle aficionado seems ready to try a different philosophy). Which one seems happiest?

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Quite powerful. Once babies are born, each parent is either an Atlas holding up the earth, or something very different.
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Yeah, Julie, mine's not so much a philosopher, but uncoached and thoughtful about her obsession. I think most or many know the video, but she seemed eerily mature, cognizant of her addiction. And it made me laugh.
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Yes, the first was cool , the second and third were in a frightful flap . But nobody should actually eat in those establishments, anyway. Homecooking is almost always better. Though the second toddler didn't care for her mom's cooking, apparently.
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I’ve seen the video Julie posted and was astonished by it — and I've witnessed a few melt-downs like those Mark and James posted. Once, my two-year old daughter stripped all her clothes off in a supermarket aisle and had to be carried out to the car naked, all because I put my foot down and wouldn't buy her something she wanted to have (I can't remember what it was — it could have been anything).

Most often young children learn through the process of observation/imitation/emulation, mirroring emotions, mannerisms and language of their parents’/adult caregivers. Tienna (Julie’s video) has channelled her mother, I think. It’s really quite beautiful.

Here is how easily children can be influenced/manipulated by adults. I don’t know if I should be offended by it or give in to my baser instincts and guffaw at a child’s gullible nature. I guess there’s room for both. I laughed.

Still, there is a resilience to children… Thankfully. Most children have a fairly high threshold for weathering the well-meaning but ill-advised parental shaping of their offspring — Larkin’s “This Be The Verse” being the definitive word on the subject.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_doll_experiment
Philosophers are always imitative

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