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On not being a hypocrite...

Ok so I plan on raising my kid to believe that people can do or not do whatever they want with their own bodies.  This would be things like shaving/not shaving, haircuts, style of dress etc.

But then I was thinking, if he has one of those scraggly teenage mustaches and decides he doesn't want to shave it, will I mentally mock him as I do to other such young lads?  I mean, I couldn't possibly be a hypocrite and say "You look dumb, shave that" but I'm sure I would THINK it!


no seroiusly? You wouldn't tell him it looks bad?
'cuz telling him when he's... what? 13... 14... 15... will not make him think that it looks bad. It will only make him think you're-out-to-get-him, don't-want-him-to-have-any-fun, don't-understand, etc. etc.... but certainly not that it actually looks like sock-fuz-stuck-to-lip.

Boys are so weird!