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Is Santa Claus Real. . . . .

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posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

One Billion Dollars!

Payable by check.


(You will lose.)

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posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: DBCowboy

I think it's an incredibly complicated topic that's impossible to be right about.


Sure. Never teach your kids to dream, imagine, experience wonder and magic.



When did I imply that?


UH, the topic of the thread?



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: Phage

One TRILLION dollars.




posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:09 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1




I'm not going to lie to them.

Wanna bet?


It's so cute to see single people make promises about being a parent.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Luckily my girlfriend feels the same about Santa. We've already agreed to not lie to our kids if we have any.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Ah, I see now.

No kids.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Not yet, one day though.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: DBCowboy

Luckily my girlfriend feels the same about Santa. We've already agreed to not lie to our kids if we have any.



Ahhh single people.

You're so CUTE!



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: JinMI

Not yet, one day though.


Right on.

When you do and they turn 3 or 4, lets revisit this topic.




posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:17 PM
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When the days get short.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: Phage

As the patience is measurable.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: JinMI
Bogeyman = punishment

Santa = positive/negative reinforcement


Reinforcement of either sort is more effective than punishment in the long term.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Even if I were single, what does it matter? Maybe you're just a lonely bitter old man. Since we're assuming things about each other and all.

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posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: Phage

So no Krampus?

You monster.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:23 PM
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Which is why I choose to be the harbinger of that reinforcement and take the responsibility on myself and not pass it on to a fictional character.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:24 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: DBCowboy

Even if I were single, what does it matter? Maybe you're just a lonely bitter old man. Since we're assuming things about each other and all.


Yet still getting a present from Santa and you're not.




posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:25 PM
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Nothing better than a pair of dentures to cheer you up.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:27 PM
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Yeah.

But the that's the whole point of negative reinforcement. It's attached only to the behavior. Not the parent. Not Santa.
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posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:44 PM
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The rewards are most definitely connected to the action otherwise there would be no threat of not getting presents under the tree. It reinforces materialism, absolutely it does.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Phage

The rewards are most definitely connected to the action otherwise there would be no threat of not getting presents under the tree. It reinforces materialism, absolutely it does.


So you'll teach your child altruism at the age of 3?



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