Chapter 20

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I just saw a web article attacked by a mob of immature commentors as being "paternalistic".

"Paternalistic", used as a negative, expresses more about the speaker than about whatever is being spoken about. The person who uses the word "paternalistic" casts himself as a helpless adolescent, blaming Daddy for whatever he or she is complaining about at the moment.

It's not a personality trait to be proud of.