WORTH SEEING: I’m getting zero point zero dollars American for putting up this Kmart ad but I’m a sucker for juvenile wordplay. BIGGASSAVINGS!
You’d do anything to make your kids happy, right? I mean, isn’t that THE fundamental role of parenting? Nobody would disagree with that, right?
What if I told you that one of your major parenting rules was making your kid less happy?
Scientists have discovered that refusing to apologize makes people happier than apologizing.
“When you refused to apologize, it actually makes you feel more empowered,” is how researcher Tyler G. Okimoto puts it.
This makes total visceral sense, of course. Saying you’re sorry sucks. In some ways, saying you’re sorry is a quintessentially mature, thus grown-up, thing to do. No wonder kids hate doing it. Plus, if kids are to be believed, whatever it is you’re mad about is “totally not their fault” and also “not fair.”
I believe it was Kurt Cobain who once said, “What else should I be? All apologies.” Not a happy camper!
Happy Graduation, Class of 2013
We’re proud of you all. The world is your oyster, go get ‘em!
LOL Nailed it!
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