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This pisses me off! The parents were on 20/20 going on about how safe their daughter was. They were saying she's not allowed to walk her dog at night, but that was TOTALLY different and way more unsafe than sailing around the world alone. WTF? I mean, I hope they find the girl okay, but I think her parents are irresponsible assholes for letting her do that.

Long time no update. I've been pretty sick, so I've just been chilling on the couch reading and watching movies. I'm so excited about the new iphone!! Pre-ordering mine on Tuesday ^_^
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Jun. 10th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Dude.. that is bullshit. Why would you let a kid do something like that?
Jun. 10th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I know right!?!? The whole episode of 20/20 was parents who let their children do stuff like that. There was a 13 year old that climbed Everest! And some guy died like 30 feet from him in an avalanche x___x They asked the dad if that was irresponsible and he got all mad and said "NO! You know what's irresponsible? These parents that take their kids to McDonalds and feed them all this junk food that is going to kill them!" Ugh.
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
I don't know a great deal about this girl cos I've only just heard about but it's an interesting debate. There was an Australian girl here who just did the same thing and there was a huge amount of criticism of her parents and everything because of her age - she was sixteen. But she did it successfully and came through it with no major problems. I can see both sides. On the one hand you have to be careful of letting young people do these crazy things. I think 13 is waaaaay too young to climb Mount Everest but I think when you start getting to 16/17 it does become more blurry. Assuming of course that the person is experienced and know what they're doing I don't think there's a great deal of difference between someone 16 sailing around the world and someone in their twenties, except for the legal aspect. In my opinion it all comes down to experience and skill.
Jun. 12th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
16/17 is sort of the "cut off", but kids that age still have the "I'm made of steel" mentality. I agree that it comes down to skill though. If I had kids however, my rule would be "not until you're legal. Then you can do whatever you want." lol
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