Friday, June 20, 2008

A question about The Karate Kid

Let's look at "The Karate Kid" in the real world, in the current time.
A young teenager hangs out with an old man, does odd jobs around his
house, the man gets so drunk he passes out, and he gives the kid a car
for his birthday. If this happened with my son I'd tell him to stay
away from the guy. Is that wrong? Or have times changed too much?

On another note, I think my son would really like the movie. He's
really into Karate.


DC said...

Unfortunately times have changed. None of this stuff seemed weird back then, but comes off a bit creepy now.

I remember when I was younger I was in gymnastics and I had an older male coach. He was really nice and never did anything to me and no one questioned him being the coach. But, I think now parents would be a little more hesitant. Pretty sad really.

And why is my workday not over yet?!

Mike said...

DC: Another question I'd, are there more weirdos, or do we just hear more about them so it seems that way? It may be a combination of the two.

Go take a nap somewhere. Work will go by much more quickly. :)