Babies

May. 22nd, 2017 03:19 am
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 Kids are funny, aren't they?

They're the only people who are capable of being entirely genuine. They don't yet understand the complex mores of human society, and so they are entirely unguarded. They wear themselves on their sleeve, not according to how they should be or even want to be, they just are.

But at the same time, they can only express themselves with what has been given to them, parroting mouth sounds from Mom and Dad, repeating what a playmate has said as fact, patterning thoughts or behavior after TV characters. In that way, they are wholly unoriginal. Nothing comes from them.

Isn't it fucked up? They're the most real and the most constructed. 

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My little brother told me it was my turn to pick out a movie to watch the other night. I picked an old animated Batman movie, and told him the Joker was in it. 

"He's evil!" he exclaimed, then, considering, "But it's okay. I like evil things."

I've raised him well.

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