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Promised him it’s for his own good

Honeymoon bicycle trip on the San Juan Islands
One of Puget Sound’s San Juan Islands, 1984.

 

Promised him it’s for his own good. In the pool last night we talked at length about “stuff”.

i drove the agenda which was fairly organic (not pre-meditated).

We reviewed the big four, foundational building blocks:

  1. Honesty
  2. Behave admirably
  3. Personal responsibility
  4. Self-control

Introduced a fifth concept:

Initiative

How can i give you keys to a vehicle in which you could get killed or you could kill someone else if you can’t handle the little things, like refilling the soap dispenser in your bathroom?

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