A Tragedy: The Boy Who Behaves as a Child, a Silly, Silly Child.

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I found this to be an extraordinarily hateful and tragic article.

Perpetually silly boys are an embarrassment to their fathers and a shame to their mothers; moreover, they are the public proof of a father’s neglect and a mother’s indulgence.

Responsibility and fellowship are the two key words. If you see to it that your young men identify with serious people, they will be serious. If they develop a will to suffer the pain of work, they will never suffer from silliness. You can do it, mother. It won’t be any harder for you, a single mother, than it is for the lady whose husband is emotionally absent or is abusive to the children. If there is no man in the family, make one of your son by the time he is eight years old, and you will have a male presence and perspective in the home that both you and he can recognize.

Personally, I believe children are children for a reason, and often acting silly is a part of that.  There are certain places, events, environments, where such behavior is not appropriate, and during those times, the parent simply needs to explain to the child ahead of time that he (in this case, as this article only focuses on boys) must remain reverent, and not behave otherwise.

A silly boy is disgusting and repulsive, because he is the antithesis of all that is attractive in a male. There is no age at which silliness is normal. It is in all circumstances inappropriate. How many times have you heard people say it, “Don’t be silly”? All of my readers could mimic the tone at which it is always uttered—a hurried, dismissive, embarrassment, carrying a presumption that it is out of place and most unbecoming.

So, if your son is generally silly, what can you do to make a man of him?

Yes, it really says this..

The kid who sits in church during communion and gets another kid’s attention by pretending to choke on the bread is one who has no real life of any consequence.

Ok, so, this is one of the instances I referred to above.  If the parent explains to the child before hand, or has done so in the past and the child is aware of the ongoing/long standing rule that reverence is required during this sort of event, then the parent should only need to gently remind the child in a whisper or look if he forgets and gets carried away.  I suppose if it’s bad enough and the child just can’t get a hold of himself, then perhaps he and the parent should excuse themselves until he can.  He’s a child.

A hungry child is never silly. A child in pain is sober. A child who just stacked a cord of fire wood is as serious as a veteran home from the war.

That tells me that in order to have the sort of “kid” that these people are suggesting, perhaps I should use hunger and pain… and honestly, who wouldn’t want a child that carries the burden of an adult, especially one that has experienced war.

To the mothers: Your job is to harden him up and make him tough, and then to release him back to the wild to fend for himself.

Responsibility and fellowship are the two key words. If you see to it that your young men identify with serious people, they will be serious. If they develop a will to suffer the pain of work, they will never suffer from silliness. You can do it, mother. It won’t be any harder for you, a single mother, than it is for the lady whose husband is emotionally absent or is abusive to the children. If there is no man in the family, make one of your son by the time he is eight years old, and you will have a male presence and perspective in the home that both you and he can recognize.

Someone.. please.. shed some insight, some hope for these poor boys.  I’m too worn out at the moment.  I need to purge.

One thought on “A Tragedy: The Boy Who Behaves as a Child, a Silly, Silly Child.

  1. oedipus complex much? seriously, this is so sexual. i can’t be the only one who sees this…

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