Tuesday, January 08, 2008

"You Take the Good, You Take the Bad, You Take Them Both, & Then You Have..."

My son learned one of the sad facts of life today: If you're not popular (and possibly if you are,) one of your friends may dump you to join the shitheads who pick on you. This is heartbreaking to see, as he is such a good kid. Sadly, there's not much I can give in the way of advice, except, "Learn how to live with assholes." Someone should teach a course.

Some thoughts that keep me awake:

Does The Number of the Beast (666) really mean the decimal equivalent of 2/3, such as .666? I know it should be rounded up to .667, but .666 would have been easier for St. John of Patmos to remember.

From Robert Anton Wilson's Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy: A chicken is just an egg's way of making more eggs. Meditate on that one for a while.



Knitting Painter Woman said...

It hurts so much when our kids hurt, doesn't it? Actually there are many excellent books on the order of "Dealing with difficult people." I think there's even an "idiot's guide." It is an especially important time to encourage the child to know what he knows, identify what he wants, and go for it (rather than dwelling on the judgment of (hormonal/adolescent) peers.

Anonymous said...

*sigh* all part of growing up! Don't tell BoiledEggInADeckchair that last quote!!! HAHA

Aravis said...

That's such an intensely painful thing for both parent and child, and it sucks. It's part of growing up, but that doesn't really help along the way. :0(