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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:03 PM

4-Year-Olds Dont Act Like Trump.

'The analogy is pervasive among his critics: Donald Trump is like a child. Making him the president was like making a 4-year-old the leader of the free world.

But the analogy is profoundly wrong, and it’s unfair to children. The scientific developmental research of the past 30 years shows that Mr. Trump is utterly unlike a 4-year-old.

Four-year-olds care deeply about the truth. They constantly try to seek out information and to figure out how the world works. Of course, 4-year-olds, as well as adults, occasionally lie. But Mr. Trump doesn’t just lie; he seems not even to care whether his statements are true.

Four-year-olds are insatiably curious. One study found that the average preschooler asks hundreds of questions per day. Just watch a toddler “getting into everything” — endangering his own safety to investigate interesting new objects like knives and toasters. Mr. Trump refuses to read and is bored by anything that doesn’t involve him personally.

Four-year-olds can pay attention. They do have difficulty changing the focus of their attention in response to arbitrary commands. But recent studies show that even babies systematically direct their focus to the events and objects that will teach them the most. They pay special attention to events that contradict what they already believe. Mr. Trump refuses to pay attention to anything that clashes with his preconceptions.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/opinion/sunday/4-year-olds-children-trump-gopnik.html?

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Reply 4-Year-Olds Dont Act Like Trump. (Original post)
elleng May 2017 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #1
dhill926 May 2017 #3
dalton99a May 2017 #5
napi21 May 2017 #2
pansypoo53219 May 2017 #4
emulatorloo May 2017 #6
BigmanPigman May 2017 #7
elleng May 2017 #8
crazycatlady May 2017 #9
elleng May 2017 #10

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:22 PM

1. He's more like a middle-school bully than a four-year old.

He's the big, mean, dumb kid who steals your lunch money and gives you a wedgie and stuffs you in your locker, just because he can. He snaps you with a wet towel in the locker room and knocks your books onto the floor as he passes your desk. He sits at the back of the classroom with his chair tilted back and playing with his phone, daring the teacher to tell him to put the phone away and pay attention. He picks on weaker boys and gropes the girls. He's still in middle school even though he's 17, but he's got a car and he likes to show it off. He has a small coterie of "friends" who aren't really his friends, but they'd rather hang out with him and help him harass other kids than be on the receiving end of his bullying. From time to time he gets in trouble with the cops for vandalism and petty theft but his dad has money so nothing ever happens.

That's Trump.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:30 PM

3. you nailed it methinks....

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat May 20, 2017, 10:20 PM

5. And he knows he doesn't have to work a day in his life.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:26 PM

2. Well, maybe a 4yo BRAT who always got everything he wanted except love. When he didn't

get his wishes, he through a tantrum! He was never told he was wrong nor paid the consequences for any actions. Thus, 70 years later, he still acts like when he was 4!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:42 PM

4. i always think he is a 71 yr old 2 year old. 3 at the most.

not sure he is potty trained.....greedy as fuck. go back to 2.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 11:55 PM

6. Thanks for the link. K&R n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:00 AM

7. That's an insult to a 4 year olds' maturity and mentality.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:08 AM

8. 'the analogy is profoundly wrong, and its unfair to children.'

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 02:59 PM

9. I have a niece who's 4

I can tell you that she's light years ahead of 45. She's very curious, asks a lot of questions, and if she doesn't know something, then she seeks to learn it.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #9)

Mon May 22, 2017, 03:05 PM

10. Right, and that's the way children SHOULD be.

If they do such, and are encouraged, they become successful and healthy ADULTS! Imagine THAT!

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