The debate "Enjoying the company of even one of your children that survives to adulthood makes you a hero" was started by
January 8, 2018, 11:49 pm.
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Najam1 posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
Najam1 and 4 visitors agree.
Sabertoothwolf and 4 visitors disagree.
"slain their child" - what is this the Middle Ages, who talks in that outdated way about this kind of subject?.. I'm not sure why you brought up President Donald Trump. That's on a different article. Your definition of parental hero is; "Being present in your child's life." While I agree being "accepted" by your child gives off a great feeling, it's "why" they accept you that matters. You can be present in your child's life but teaching them secular morality. Which doesn't make you a hero. Do you understand?
You are a hero because of all the cowards who refuse the presence of their own biological child. The only way you have an argument is to pretend the people who have slain their child while the child was in infancy out of existence.
Do you have any idea how many of the people you admire only reached such a stage because you never see them with their own child, and you can't ask such a child about the person?
It's very easy to pretend to be a superb human being if nobody can ask your child what you have done.
I'm not saying that Donald Trump is a superb human being, but at least Barron Trump survives to verify his father's attempt.
It doesn't make you a "hero." That's absurd. Your child can "enjoy" your company because they like your version of parenting. This can even include not disciplining them when you should. If you aren't willing to teach your children right from wrong, even when it's hard for you, then you aren't a hero.
Bonus if you're a man and your mother-in-law has smiled at you more than once.