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Oh. Now I get it.

January 22, 2006 7:23 PM

Paul Graham: "All parents tend to be more conservative for their kids than they would for themselves, simply because, as parents, they share risks more than rewards. If your eight year old son decides to climb a tall tree, or your teenage daughter decides to date the local bad boy, you won't get a share in the excitement, but if your son falls, or your daughter gets pregnant, you'll have to deal with the consequences."

And with that, the first 18 years of my life (and probably just about everyone else's) actually makes sense.

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Only the first 18 years? I don't think I stopped that type of behavior with my daughter until she was about 30!

Thu Jan 26 2006 1:58 PM

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