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Old 07-29-2004, 02:05 PM
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The article mentions that there are five generations residing within the household, but doesnt say if the oldest of the five generations were the progenitor family, or if five generations ago, a similiar situation existed.
Excellent point. I thought the references to tradition implied a long-standing, uninterrupted practice, but it could be an intentional throwback too.
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P.S. the same argument could be made about grown humans as well :D.
Yep.

Gimme good old general misanthropy any day. But within the class of humans, children are, all things considered, no worse than most and better than many.
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I had a great conversation with a girl of 5 or 6 once. I was in a small town in Italy and she approached me tentatively asking if it was true that I was American. I said yes; she replied that her uncle lived in American and did I know him? I gave some half-assed explanation about America being really big and having a bunch of states and asked if she knew where in America her uncle lived. She trotted off to her mom, whispered for a sec and announced victoriously on her return: South America!

I was charmed, not in a kids say the dardnest things way, but because it really hadn't occurred to me that kids don't know how cities fit into counties that fit into states that fit in countries that fit into continents. And because she was so sincere and curious. It was a genuine pleasure talking to her.
Hmm. Adult Americans and Europeans have been known to do this. "Oh, we have some friends in Nairobi, maybe you know them?"
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the same argument could be made about grown humans as well :D.
Well, grown humans almost always clean up their own messes. That's the difference.
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Hmm. Adult Americans and Europeans have been known to do this. "Oh, we have some friends in Nairobi, maybe you know them?"
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