Don’t Blame Us, You’re Just Baaad!

Whereas it was once fashionable to attribute one’s own problems to one’s dysfunctional upbringing, the tide has turned, and it is now equally fashionable to complain about bad and bitter children who are forever blaming their parents. The question that is never asked here, however, is what makes a child bad and bitter and inclined to blame its parents. Is there a gene, or is it peer pressure, or something in the water? Or can it be that certain parents’ children are ensouled at conception with an intrinsic badness and bitterness that makes them come into the world determined to blame them – while the children of other parents are not? Perhaps the real problem is not that some children are bad and bitter and blame their parents, but rather that some parents are quite incapable of doubting the quality of their own parenting. If you have a child for purposes of narcissistic supply, then how do you explain its actions? Simple: everything positive it does is the product of your superior genes and child-rearing, while everything negative it does is the product of its own free will.

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 11:44 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink

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