Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mambalam Superheroes


When you were a kid and Nungampakkam/Bombay relatives gave your parents child-rearing advice/exhibits, chances are you thought your parents deserved it. You can be forgiven if you realize your mistake now. 

I am now convinced that overblowing the child's insignificant achievements on the refrigerator/mantelpiece and overdose of positive feedback/complimenting cause more harm than good in the long-term. Comparing you unfavorably with a cousin/neighbor, general under-appreciation and disapproval gave you Superhero qualities to save the world. Low self-confidence and low self-esteem are why wars will be prevented.

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