Saturday, April 21, 2012

60. When you are in their boat, car, home - Follow thier rules. If their rules don't mesh with our rules, speak up or get out.

The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see.  ~G.K. Chesterton

As we boarded Billy Bee's boat, he went over the rules with us.

Rule # 1 - Stay in the boat.

Rule #2 - Always follow rule number one.

We all laughed.

However, it only takes one time for their to be a rule made.  

When you are in someone else's boat, car, or home - follow their rules. Be respectful of their boat, car, or home. 

If you find yourself in a boat, car or home where their rules don't mesh with our rules - then, speak up or get out.

For example, recently you and Bubbe found yourself in someone's home who allows their kids to play violent video games. Games that are not rated for kids. Games that we do not allow you or Bubbe to play (or even watch). 

When this happens, you have two choices.

You speak up - you tell your new friends that you're not allowed to play those games. Or even better, that those games are not appropriate for kids. It's not good to play violent video games.

Or, you get out. 

You walk away.

Sometimes one choice is easier than the other - sometimes both are hard. 

But, part of growing up and being allowed to be in other people's boats, cars and homes is learning to stand up for our values.

For your values. 

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