P.S. I've also been told that there was too much truth in my own humor; this was immediately a reference to YOUR Fast Track to Becoming a Bishop, but it applies just as well to Archdruid of Canterbury Visits Orthodox Patriarch, the joke in the silver rectangle and other entries in Subtle Humor. I am a humorist, of sorts at least, and I regard as naive the assumption that a humor periodical The Onion has no relation to reality.
Regarding the Onion, I know it is a humor periodical, AND I regard it as being, like hacker humor at least sometimes Ha ha, only serious. The article and its sharp humor lose their point completely if the topic is changed to "Strong woman overcomes years of childhood abuse to become a successful [programmer / manager / teamster / librarian]". Much the same is to be said about More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed with Youthful Tendency Disorder, which loses its point if ADD-wave fad diagnoses are taken away.
@Vandermonde That gift was not a trivial gift from a little boy; it was a kindness, and I was touched. And he looks up to me fondly, meaning in part that he is more likely to imitate that behavior. Even apart from that, children imitate adult behavior, good and bad, that they see. (Children of hypocritical parents who tell children one thing and do another, as children hate their parents' hypocrisy, and later on repeat that hypocrisy in their own lives.)
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