He ended up leaving his overnight with Friend
and walking home at 8:30 yesterday morning
This part certainly needs to be addressed with Mo
He was within his rights, to leave.
He has no duty to be a guest against his will.
C'mon, David. I know you have said that you never had children
but you should at least have some common sense.
I know that is a lot to ask, you being a lawyer and all.
Mo is 9 years old. He was not being held against his will.
that from the fact that he successfully left.
Did I allege that he was "held against his will" as u put it ??
He was in a safe place that was endorsed by his mother.
I am not saying he should have stayed,
I am saying he should not have left without the knowledge and consent of his mother.
That is an INSULT
I obviously have more respect for him than u do.
How 'd u respond if Mo said the same thing about U,
if the circumstances were reversed, Richard ?
U 'd judge his mind to be far inferior
because he is younger and u have contempt for the young.
Mo might not JOIN
u, in your opinion of contempt for him.
I don 't.
When I was 9, in those circumstances I certainly woud have done
exactly the same thing that Mo did. I admire his independence
and his willingness to autonomously control an unwelcome situation.
He may be 9 years old, but he acted like a MAN
. He was brave
(I guess at his age, u 'd have been a wimp, Richard?
I hope that u 'll tell me that I 'm mistaken and u 'd have done the same as he did.)
Mo showed his true character
, which, predictably will only get stronger as he ages.
In a little way, he was a hero, standing up for what he believed, to wit: hitting the road
U must understand, Richard, that Mo is a 9 year old AMERICAN
whereas u were only a Canadian.
THAT is what needed to be addressed with him.
Well, it may have been a newsworthy event,
depending on the reason for his chosen departure.
Apparently, his trip was within walking distance.
Next you will be saying that he should have had a gun to protect himself
against the bad guys he may have encountered.
Every predatory event, with man or beast, is a contest
I want the victim to win
whereas U want the victim to be helpless
. I reject that.
When I was that age, I rejected it. I have never changed my mind.
On the other hand, u and others take a less masculine point of vu.
Mo was Intrepid
resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer. "
At his age, were u trepid, Richard ?