Texas Dad Defends Couple Who Caught Ball as Son Cried

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
"you don't always get what you want, but sometimes, you get what you need" - Jagger / Richards


I just KNEW somebody would quote that song! Star for you!




posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by superballs
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wow spoiled brat

hes 3 do u even have a heart?
The kid most likely forgot about the whole thing soon afterwards.

Chances are, he would be much more excited about an ice cream cone, than a dirty used baseball anyways. So have a heart, and buy the kid some ice cream.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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This belongs in BTS period.


 
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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
Apprently, in America, when you don't get what you want, you can throw a hissy fit and everything will be made better


Originally posted by babybunnies
It's a "social issue" because it shows what's wrong with the "social issues" in America. The sense of entitlement that this kid has is astounding, and shows what's going on with social values in America today.


Originally posted by MmmPie
Yep, pretty much! If you look up entitled in the dictionary it should have a map of The United States next to it.

Future leaders of America right here.


He's 3 yrs old! Just. a. little. kid. Don't think America is the only country with little kids who cry when they get their feelings hurt.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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Come to a rangers game and cry...

GET A FREE BALL YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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First, this little kid does not represent the wants of entitlement for the entire nation. I think this has to do more with the child worship our culture seems addicted to. How many times have you heard, "It's for the children!" Any law could be passed as long as you say it will stop child pornography or keep kids safe or just it will benefit the kids in anyway . Why aren't adults treated with the same respect? Why are kids the only ones you are allowed to care about? What is so wrong with the couple getting the ball instead of the kid. As if they won't appreciate it or something, or as if they don't deserve to be happy. I can't stand the child worship in the U.S. Adults deserve love and respect as much as some child. It pisses me off seeing people buy into internet censorship and lock-down bills all because some politician says, "Its for the kids!" I just got home a lil bit ago and I'm pretty beat so I'm sorry if this post isn't too elegantly written, but I hope you catch my drift. Carlin said exactly what I feel. I hate kids to begin with so I naturally gravitated to what he said. lol I think Bill Hicks has a great little spiel about child worshiping, too. Less an entitlement thing, more a child worship thing, in my opinion.

In the words of a prophet:


Bill Hicks, Kids are not special bit:

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posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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If the commentator cared so much why didn't he use his influence and get the teams to all sign another ball and give it the boy? That would be just as special, possibly more so.

Is it too much to give?



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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LOL

The child is 3 years old. To suggest that his tantrum is somehow a symptom of an ''entitlement complex'' is beyond ludicrous. It's hardly unusual for children of this age to act up when they don't get what they want.

The dad is clearly sensible and rational in the aftermath of this incident, so I'm not quite sure where or who people think the child's ''entitlement'' stems from.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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The child is 3 years old


Yes he is.
I think kids are just FUTURE assholes and it has to be dealt with early so they don't become the future assholes their parents dread they become.




To suggest that his tantrum is somehow a symptom of an ''entitlement complex'' is beyond ludicrous.


No...its a symptom of being human and being a child...especially these days we live in society.
Self entitlement is almost a given these days.




The dad is clearly sensible and rational in the aftermath of this incident


Thats because he is trying to raise a kid properly.




I'm not quite sure where or who people think the child's ''entitlement'' stems from.


Being a kid and a human being who might be a future asshole if his parents don't raise him right.

My 2 cents to this subject...take it as you want.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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can we not generalize 300 million americans over a kid crying at a ballgame ?

jeesh

peeps need to chill



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by DrumsRfun
Yes he is.
I think kids are just FUTURE assholes and it has to be dealt with early so they don't become the future assholes their parents dread they become.


Children are merely adults without the conditioning, experience and ability to risk assess.

I see nothing in the article to suggest that the child's behaviour wasn't ''dealt with'' at the time, or shortly afterwards, by the father. It's not like the dad came out and criticised the couple who ended up with the baseball.


Originally posted by DrumsRfun
No...its a symptom of being human and being a child...especially these days we live in society.
Self entitlement is almost a given these days.


Exactly. It's a ''symptom'' of being a child. I'd be staggered if young children in the remote rainforests of New Guinea or South America don't act up in similar fashion when they don't get what they want.

I'm not seeing the connection between a small child's inherent hedonistic selfishness and the wider picture on supposed ''self-entitlement''.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 05:46 PM
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Hedonism is a descriptive theory holding that all people do in fact pursue pleasure even if this is not the way people ought to be; this is the way people actually are—they naturally seek pleasure.

en.wikipedia.org...

Hedonism and self entitlement are kind of the same thing if you ask me...its being human.


Cameron, who took home a ball from a game last season, was so sure that he’d get another souvenir that not getting that one was too much to handle, Shores said.





I see nothing in the article to suggest that the child's behaviour wasn't ''dealt with'' at the time, or shortly afterwards, by the father.


Me either.
Hence why I think he did the right thing.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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I never entirely know which side of the argument to come down on, in cases like this.

On the one hand, I'm more likely not to want to see a kid cry; and if a ball is going to make him happy, give him a ball. It's not that big a deal.

On the other, I can see the perspective of the Randian/von Misen types, who probably feel that if everybody gets everything exactly the same, diversity goes completely out the _ I saw that with World of Warcraft; class difference was completely destroyed, in the name of Blizzard trying to make sure that nobody got left out. Battlegrounds were also nerfed to crap, and the concept of being rewarded for participation came into play. It sucked.

So I think both sides have a point. The difficult part is finding out how to balance the two.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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This may be a little off topic but crying to get you way reminded me of something.

"Squeaky wheel gets the grease"
Have you heard that one before? I once worked in a mill and this jerk was always saying that as he tried to worm his way up the ladder. I get mad at him one day and said "Until they get tired of greasing it and just replace it" And about a week later he was replaced



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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I can't sympathize with a bawling kid.

The ball was caught by someone else.

Life ain't fair.

Get used to it.



posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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The astoundingly entitled kid is three years old, just learning that he can't control his environment 100%. Remember that babies cry to express need, 3 is about the time they start realizing crying doesn't get them instant gratification, his crying about not getting his way is perfectly developmentally normal.

That said, kudos to the dad for stepping up and judging by that he good talk with his son about not always getting what you want as it should be.

I can't believe some people will go so far as to demonize a 3 year old child just to make some kind of point about entitlement.



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Yeah, that 3 year old must have been a liberal




posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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exactly, he already had one ball, they had none. simple.



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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I'm sure the father used it as an object lesson for his son, "you can't always get what you want." That's just life. Yeah, I had to learn that too at some point, we all do. Kids get disappointed easily about these things, when they do they cry, that's just how they are wired, fine, I get it. But if their parents are smart, they won't always coddle their kids in situations like this. That's how we learn.

And you know what? I've always wanted a ball at a game ever since I was a little kid, too. I've been to over 100 games and never got one and guess what, if I ever do get one and some little kid near me starts crying cause he wanted it too, tough. I'm almost 40 years old and I've waited this long, ever since my first game in 1976. The kid can learn some patience, too.



posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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Ha, yeah. I've had season tickets 1/3 of the way up the right field seats since '94. Rarely miss a White Sox home game. Literally hundreds of games. No baseballs. Where's mine?!?





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