dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The love of snap decisions reconsidered.

I think that it's pretty safe to say that John is a pretty terrible parent most of the time. Not only does he take himself too damned seriously and not only is he burdened with that mental peculiarity of the pre-adolescent called favor bank morality, he tends to stick by stupid decisions made in haste for far too long. As by way of example, not only do we have the infamous chair pulling incident wherein he didn't even bother confirming Elly's hysterical bullshit story about what April said because children always have to be in the wrong, we have to remember that it took until about three months after they moved into the Tiny Train House for him to realize that his default belief that April had to be a selfish monster might not be exactly right. That being said, he didn't exactly apologize for misjudging a terrified child who thought that the world was collapsing underneath her because These Things Happen even if we don't mean them.

This makes a lot of sense when you realize that he prefers the company of machines because he can understand them and predict how they'll react. It's obvious that his being a highly functional sufferer of an autistic spectrum disorder means that John likes snap decisions based on very little evidence because he needs very much not to be reminded that people have always baffled him. This insulates him from the realization that the problem is pretty much all on his end. He would rather stand his ground and be wrong than give in and worry that he doesn't know how to figure out what wrong is. If he doesn't understand why people do what they do, he can't call himself honest because his blindness to motives means that you can cheat an honest man quite easily.
Tags: trash-bag johnny has ass-burgers

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