Bros be like “I was built for a more brutal world before civilization” and can’t use a fucking can opener

I literally had a dude tell me once that he wanted to go out like Liam Neeson in The Gray, I was like bitch you live in the suburbs

The wildest animal you’ve ever seen is a stray cat, that your elderly neighbor won’t stop feeding, named “Poops”

I don’t want my kids to grow up soft

Well, I FUCKING DO

I hope my kids don’t have to work at 15, I hope my kids don’t have to be embarrassed by their patched up hand-me-down clothes, I hope my kids are soft and gentle and learn Shakespeare and Latin and write poetry and compose music, and never have to worry about money or healthcare or peace because that…that MEANS WE FUCKING WON

“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture

in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

-John Adams

@RobinHood an alternative quote (which I'm probably misquoting) and which goes generations further is

"Hard times make good men.
Good men make easy times.
Easy times make soft men.
Soft men make hard times"

@suetanvil @RobinHood I always interpreted the quote in more of an economic sense (eg the trope of "first gen makes the wealth, second gen builds it, third gen squanders") than a military one. But that's a heartening article regardless, good to have some evidence-based optimism

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