Parents, here’s a question for you: do you let your kids make mistakes? If you see your child about to commit a non-life-endangering but potentially-painful-and-or-embarrassing stunt, do you let them do it?
Old school thinking is that pain builds character. I disagree. Pain builds bruises. Character builds character. Let’s not mix the two.
Some people aren’t that helpful in a crisis. Also, I’m just not sure if I’m cut out to be a poet. William Faulkner once said a failed poet is a short story writer and failing that, you become a novelist. If I fail at being a novelist, do I go on Twitter? Maybe a failed novelist is a blogger.
Falling hurts. I can say that from personal experience. But how much would falling hurt if you wore armor? I imagine knights falling from horseback, and I have to imagine they could break several bones that way. Too bad Pirate doesn’t understand (acceleration * mass) = pain.