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All or Nothing

When people are discussing a topic, having an argument, trying to make a joint decision, they often have an all of nothing attitude.  People tend to be spoiled and want their own way.  When they do not get it their attitude changes immediately.  For example, strict parents are of the all of nothing thinking.  If they decide their child or even children are not following their rules, the punishments can be quite harsh.  The simple no computer, TV, playing with friends, etc. are nothing compared to the mean parents.  They will send their children to bed without food, hit them with a belt, their hands or anything that will hurt.  The really smart parents have taken martial arts and know exactly how to harm a child without leaving any marks.  In “Kindergarten Cop,” Arnold let the father beating his child know that it would not be tolerated.  There are parents who are stuck with their children so they do not look after them, feed them, give them warm clothing and send them to school without any lunches.  There have been movies about children helping other children by bringing extra food.  The all or nothing people include people dating.  If the man or woman wants everything their way, and they do not get it, they were resort to cruelty, insulting remarks, and in general torture the person until they find someone else.  I once slept over a girls’s house.  We were having a great time until her father came home.  He dragged her brother out of bed and I could hear him beating him with a belt.  I always wondered what the boy did.  It just couldn’t have been that bad. I think people who hurt children take all their problems and frustrations out on them.  That is what hard exercise or the gym are for. If it wasn’t dark, I would have walked home right then.  I never stayed there again.  In the Good Gus series, Bad Bart tended to be an all or nothing person but there were never any insulting remarks, violence, or any harm to anyone.  That is what is important for children to learn and clearly understand at an early age. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Coming soon audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at

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