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Spoiler Alert

3 Jan The Incredibles, Pixar, mediocrity, inclusion, winners, losers, parenting, spoiled kids, fatherhood, dads, toddlers,

Sometimes I worry that I love my son too much.

I was thinking about that this Christmas, when I saw the haul of toys he received from his parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and watched as he was indoctrinated into the Culture of More. It definitely made for a fun holiday – the joy of little kids can be contagious – but it also made me nervous.

There’s a reason we call it “spoiling.” Overindulgence breeds assholes.

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