by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Infant Manifesto
Editor’s note: More of this vile blaming by Mr. Pearl of babies for actually having needs and expecting their parents to meet those needs. This has some added bashing of public schools too. He leaps right from babyhood to school without anything in between.
If you ever give in just once, it renews their confidence, so if nothing else, seek symbolic victories. If there is no issue, just say “No” for the pleasure of it. If they tell you to remove your hand, and you know that they will explode if you don’t, then for the time being you will have to remove your hand. But just to keep them from feeling cocky, remove your hand slowly. Hesitate; keep their nerves on edge. It is a tricky balance, but they must always be made to feel that your will is intact. Move your hand by increments. Make them tell you six or eight times. Push them to the edge. This is good for your self-image.
Don’t take it too hard when you are forced to comply. After all, they are bigger than you. No one is going to think you are weak just because you are outgunned. Your day will come. You will not always be the little guy. One day you will be able to stand, look her right in the eye, and cuss the old lady to her face. So for now, go with the flow, maintain your will and wait your turn. Eventually you will have a body that will match your will. Then you can seek your own without anyone telling you what to do.
If you are lucky you will get modern parents. If you are really lucky you will be in the Federal School system. Then you stand a very good chance of receiving an official title to describe your behavior.
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