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‘Boys and Toys’ VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 01/30/2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

‘Boys and Toys’

VIEWPOINTS
Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
01/30/2011
By way of a foreword, let it be expressly said from the very start that the matter herein thought of, the concern hereby taken up, is general in content and common in intent.

While it may readily arouse certain assumptions and easily lead to some conclusions, the subject matter of “Boys and Toys” has reference to but on the ground reality without the need of psychological profundities nor expert interventions. In substances, it merely says that toys are for boys in the same way that boys need and want toys. It is that plain. It is that simple.

Hence: it is great to be a boy. It is challenging to be a young man. It is defining to be an adult. What is disastrous is being an adult yet thinking like a boy. Thus it is that toys are meant for boys, not for adults. This is why it is not merely unbecoming but also demeaning when adults behave like boys and thereby get toys. This has special relevance the moment “boy-adults” hold tenure of influential officers, have authority and power — in a family, in a community, in a country. Their victims are always the same, viz., their subordinates, their followers, their dependents..... MORE

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