were YOU a REBEL ;)

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were YOU a REBEL ;)
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Mon, 12-15-2008 - 3:58pm

so i promised to back off the duggar debate but the feedback really does have me wondering.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:26am
My brother has size 13 feet, so I think Petey's just taking after him.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:31am

"I think a lot of parents these days, in my experiences growing up, let the schools raise their children rather than doing it themselves."


Oh.

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:34am

ambition isn't just about careers -- It's ambitious for me to do my 50 mile ride every summer, it's ambitious for me to audition for shows that stretch me -- it's ambitious for me to try to lose some of the extra 60 or so pounds I carry around - it's ambitous for me to make myself a better mother even though I SUCK at it-- it's ambitious to try to get all my christmas shopping done befoer th24th.


 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:35am

i don't know.

 

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:43am

Ambition can be lust for fame and power. It can also more simply be the desire to achieve a goal. In the second sense, anytime you set a goal and go after it in a deliberate way you are exhibiting ambition.

My brother and his wife are quite typical of the "new" generation, I think. They take it for granted that they will both have careers. They take it for granted that they will both take an active part in rearing the children and making the family run. They are both very ambitious in the sense that they are very goal-oriented. However, they carefully select their goals, and I think that may the real difference you are observing. In our parent's generation and into our own, the norm was to follow the norm. Being successful was defined in a fairly narrow and limited way and being ambitious meant accepting that definition and going after it. People like my brother set their own definitions of success, but they are no less determined than past generations in going after it.

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:54am
Beautiful post, thanks.

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:59am
Those are my thought exactly. My parents showed a lot of respect for my opinions and didn't try to enforce stupid rules with no logical explanations. If they'd been like that I'd probably have been a rebel, because I've known my own mind from when I was quite young.
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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:35am

Oh.


Lilypie Zweiter Ticker
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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:40am

Are you for real?

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:43am

Let me be crystal clear: DH and I take our children to all of their doctor visits, fill all of their prescriptions, take them to church and other religious activities on a regular basis.

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