dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On real and unreal children...

I don't have to remind any of you that when a Lynnsight says that something is the truth, Lynn is going to make a sweeping generalization that conceals the truth. Take, as a for instance, her declaration that children only clean their rooms as a means of currying favor with their mothers. Given that the strip it was attached to is the first in a series in which we learn that children only do things when threatened with violence and the others in which children only do things when promised a reward, we're left with the truth that Lynn has a very negative view of children. Her other notes leave us all with the impression that when she says 'all children everywhere throughout history', she actually meant that one child in particular only did chores either as a means of currying favor with her mother or in response to either a bribe or a threat: Lynn Ridgway.

The interesting thing about this is that she also conceals a truth she'd rather not face from herself when she calls children who do things on their own out of a sense of responsibility as being too good to be true. Rather than admit that she was a nasty, lazy, selfish pain in the ass, she'd rather assume sight unseen that her better behaved peers were faking it so that she doesn't have to admit that she was ever wrong. As Gidney the Moon Man once said of Boris Badenov, some people don't want to be smart because they don't want to admit that they were ever dumb.
Tags: lynn the blogger

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