Why would you consider living abroad a bad thing for a young person to do? I think it's great that they are able to travel and live where ever they choose and experience different clutures. I've had many good friends live in all parts of the world and they were from very close to their families. I find it odd that many kids out of high school and college stay in their hometown and don't get out and experence life away from their parents.
I don't want to ever have children because, If I do, I know that I will make them priority over anything else. And, quite frankly, I don't want that.
Maybe some day that will change, but if I ever bring a new life into this world, I couldn't shirk the responsibility of taking care of that child in every imaginable way.
I don't know when you made DS your gay-Olympic training ground, but stop it!
Kids are, generally speaking, collateral damage when it comes to creative people.
And I'll be honest: I would rather have had all the classic Stern show moments than had Howard as father of the year. I can't be a hypocrite.
I would also rather have all the Beatles songs than John not be a total cunt to and turn his back on Julian.
I'd rather have the Stones of the 70s than know that Keef was being a good dad, rather than having his oldest son holed up in a partially abandoned mansion with Keef's ex and her boyfriend......................a dude who played russian roulette and lost in the very same mansion.
Maybe these people could have juggled both fatherhood and their creativity, but the fact remains they didn't. And I'm not going to crucify them for their choices, because the choice they did make had value.
But what doesn't have value is what Howard's doing, or, rather, not doing now. And if he wants anybody to buy the "nice guy, trying to become a decent human being" schtick, he's got to drastically improve his relationships with his daughters.
If he genuinely was trying to become a decent human being, that'd be job #1, wouldn't it?
He just doesn't add up.
"He's so out of touch and delusional that he doesn't realize his entire life is built around extravaganza." - Benjamen