Bros be like “I was built for a more brutal world before civilization” and can’t use a fucking can opener

I literally had a dude tell me once that he wanted to go out like Liam Neeson in The Gray, I was like bitch you live in the suburbs

The wildest animal you’ve ever seen is a stray cat, that your elderly neighbor won’t stop feeding, named “Poops”

I don’t want my kids to grow up soft

Well, I FUCKING DO

I hope my kids don’t have to work at 15, I hope my kids don’t have to be embarrassed by their patched up hand-me-down clothes, I hope my kids are soft and gentle and learn Shakespeare and Latin and write poetry and compose music, and never have to worry about money or healthcare or peace because that…that MEANS WE FUCKING WON

“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture

in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

-John Adams

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@RobinHood I really read this quote in a different way than you did! I saw it as super conservative. Maybe I'm reading it wrong?

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@spacewastrel I can absolutely see that, now that you mention it. You could definitely argue that there's some whispers of reactionary thought in there. But, in this case I think implying that each successive generation can be less practical AND that this is a good thing, makes me lean towards a more progressive interpretation

@RobinHood @spacewastrel I totally see that too, that's the thing! It's like... It could be a response to "I don't want my kid to grow up soft," in which case yeah, totes. It could be a response to "Father, I want to be a painter *right now*," meaning "No, that'll be your kid's job," in which case, not so great. I'd ask him what he meant but he's dead. XD We're several generations down the line from him. Maybe it's a good thing we can imagine a better future than him *now*, one way or the other.

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