Monday, July 07, 2008

More P. J. O'Rourke Wisdom

"I suppose a notion of "fairness" also continued to bother me. Now that I'm a father I try to nip that in the bud. My eight-year-old daughter is, of course, much inclined to to make the statement "That's not fair!" Whenever she does, I tell her, "Honey, you're cute. That's not fair. You're smart. That's not fair. Your parents are pretty well off. That's not fair. You were born in America. That's not fair. You had better pray to God that things don't start getting fair for you."

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