With the bombing in Boston, North Korea isn’t in the news as much these days. Which I think is a good thing. 1. Because we need to track down who was responsible and 2. because I think North Korea just wants attention. They’re like your youngest sibling (or Stewart from MADtv).
You ever notice how annoying your little brother can be? Sure, once they grow up, they can be okay; but it’s the in-between stages where you’re both still young that I’m talking about.
Like when you start dating but your sibling wants to spend time with you…almost exclusively when your date’s over. It’s just because he’s not into girls yet. He doesn’t understand them (who does?) or why you’d want to spend time with them.
Eventually, though, he does begin to like girls. He sees the merits of hanging out with them, dating them, etc. But, he’s only seen you interact with them after you passed out of your awkward phase. He doesn’t know that you were once
not cool slightly less cool.
So he experiments and tries different things in hopes of being like you. The big brother he’s always looked up to.
It’s your job to sit him down and explain how to treat girls. How to be careful around them. How to respect them. That cool comes from the inside. Or, just punch him in the nose. Depends what kind of brother you want to be.
But, in the end, it’s all a matter of perspective, I suppose. It’s easy to look back and think, “That’s what I should’ve done”. In the moment, however, clear thinking isn’t always easy (doesn’t come naturally for me).