Originally posted on The Lions In Winter  |  Last updated 12/7/11

ALLEN PARK, MI - AUGUST 04: Head coach Jim Schwartz looks on during training camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on August 4, 2009 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
People are social animals. We’re hardwired to help acclimate and acculture each other into serving the greater good. We compliment those who embody our collective virtues, and we damn those who embody our cultural vices. As children, we tease and gossip and bully each other until we (mostly) conform, rounding off each other’s sharper corners so as to better get along. As adults, we do all the same things, usually via “helpful advice” or passive-aggressive notes.      Charlie Capen of How to Be a Dad, having suffered through a doozy of a parenting critique, vented on the Good Men Project: This past week someone close to us told us that my son evidently has a “discipline problem.” This information was delivered first to my wife (who almost lost it), after which I called Captain Commentary to see if I could clear up the misunderstanding. The critic launched into a solid hour of armchair quarterbacking. I paraphrase: “Your son, maliciously and premeditatedly, hurled a sippy cup a...
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