Two Quotes and a Link

Impor­tant read: The Sev­en Warn­ing Signs of Bogus Science

I’m find­ing myself pon­der­ing this quote:
The ques­tion for the child is not “Do I want to be good?” but “Whom do I want to be like?”
— Bruno Bettelheim

What do you think of it? Is it valid? I don’t think lit­tluns real­ly have a con­cept of “good” as such. They do usu­al­ly want to emu­late the old­er peo­ple in their lives and, in most cas­es, please them.

And yes, sam­bear, I’m very quote‑y lately.

It is very much eas­i­er to be intol­er­ant, angry, jeal­ous, and resent­ful than it is to be gen­er­ous, patient, kind, and con­sid­er­ate. With­out ques­tion, it takes far more thought, and far more work, to treat oth­ers from the stand­point of these virtues than from that of those vices, which is why the lat­ter are so prevalent.
–A.C. Grayling, The Guardian, 9 March, 2002

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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