Stare Into Space

Nature, Not Nurture

Posted on | March 7, 2012 | Comments Off on Nature, Not Nurture

You know that thing where a baby cries and cries and cries for ages and then…

He stops. It’s quiet. Oh, thank Christ. He’s asleep, finally asleep. Your shoulders slowly relax. Your jaw unclenches.

Then he starts crying again. He was toying with you.

Cruelty is innate.

On the other hand, yesterday, New Kid broke wind loudly and laughed mightily at the amusing noise.

Amusement at fart jokes is also innate.

Swings and roundabouts.


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Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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