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This was a conversation I had with my eight year old son this evening:

“Dad, would you rather have a gun or a sword?”

“A gun.”


“Because you don’t have to get as close to your enemy with a gun as you do with a sword.”

“Yeah, but you can throw a sword.”

“Yeah, but you can shoot a bullet farther than you can throw a sword.”

“Okay. You can have the gun and I’ll take the sword, because I’m more talented with the sword”

…he said confidently, undaunted by the fact that he’s never actually held a real sword in his life.