I am a firm believer that the word childhood needs to be expanded. I think we are kidding ourselves if we think an 18 or even 21 year-old is an adult.

When a child is disciplined, the goal is supposed to be to teach the child empathy and remorse. When adults do something wrong the automatic knee jerk reaction is to cover it up.

When do we see empathy and remorse from our adult public figures? Empathy for their wrongdoings? Almost never. Remorse? Rarely. Just because you cry before a camera? That’s not remorse. It’s a fake, lousy act of quasi-contrition.

A voluntary press conference is an oxymoron. It’s a last-ditch effort to save your image or avoid indictment. Maybe it’s because we had no choice on punishment as children.

How many children (over 18) tell their parents ” You can’t tell me what to do anymore” ? Anymore is the key. Color me resentment! It’s the I’m grown mentality. But if money is short, you hear “What kind of parent doesn’t help out his own kid?”

Then we have society with all her glorious loopholes! Lawyers, PR staff, payoffs and the list goes on and on. Our only hope for the truth becomes a viral youtube video.

 

 

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