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Started by mingmong on Jun 22, 2017 7:56:04 PM
Zen-type role models for youngsters

It has become clear that the Minglet needs to be more Zen.

He has what is sometimes (flatteringly) known as an Alpha personality. Very driven, competative, highly-strung - and totally unable to accept blame or failure.

Quite frankly, he needs to chill out. Be more tolerant of himself, and others. Bend with the wind like a green reed, grasshopper.

Are there any contemporary kids film characters etc. who can exemplify these virtues?

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moto748 - 22 Jun 2017 20:38:06 (#1 of 48)

The Fonz, of course.

HouseOfLametta - 22 Jun 2017 20:38:28 (#2 of 48)

Mr Bean

raymie - 22 Jun 2017 20:38:59 (#3 of 48)

Get the David carradine Kung fu dvds

TommyDGNR8 - 22 Jun 2017 20:43:13 (#4 of 48)

Just sign him up for the Tory party - he'll be PM by 25.

mingmong - 22 Jun 2017 20:47:17 (#5 of 48)

#1 I was thinking more along the lines of The Dude (PG version)

darkhorse - 22 Jun 2017 20:52:02 (#6 of 48)

Thomas the Tank Engine.

Very much a beta male wage slave. "Really useful", my arse.

Possibly a bit young for him....

tasselhoff - 22 Jun 2017 20:55:04 (#7 of 48)

Learning a martial art could help over time.

Brunothecat - 22 Jun 2017 20:56:49 (#8 of 48)

Some sort of game where it is fun and doesn't matter about "winning", if he needs to relax and forget about the alpha and competition stuff.

mingmong - 22 Jun 2017 20:56:58 (#9 of 48)

The problem is the Minglet occilates between Thomas the Tank Engine-type type forelock-tugging and deference (generally towards his teachers and certain other authority figures) and intermittant aggressive-wanker behaviour towards us (his parents) and some of his peers.

There should be a happy medium

Learning a martial art could help over time

Seriously considering that. I think the last two words are key though. And (I suspect) it would depend a lot on the quality/character of the teacher.

darkhorse - 22 Jun 2017 21:00:00 (#10 of 48)

Actually come to think of it, Thomas can be a bit of a wanker sometimes too.

Him and Percy bickering over shit.

Pooh Bear?

AshburtonAbove - 22 Jun 2017 21:09:10 (#11 of 48)

So ming you want a martial arts teacher in the Myagi mould rather than John 'in this dojo there will be no mercy' Creece.

Also minglet can wash your and paint your fences in the process of learning how to block.

I take it you guys have seen the Karate Kid?

Brunothecat - 22 Jun 2017 21:12:34 (#12 of 48)

No, nobody has been by today.

AshburtonAbove - 22 Jun 2017 21:24:40 (#13 of 48)

Heh

Dayraven - 22 Jun 2017 21:29:34 (#14 of 48)

The cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender might be suitable -- okay, it was taking zen-like a bit literally that put it into my head, but actually it matches what you're after, with 'driven' characters as villains and heroes as a more varied lot.

supadjg - 22 Jun 2017 22:01:03 (#15 of 48)

Has he seen the Samurai Jack cartoons, from the early 2000s? Might be worth a look.

bossab2 - 22 Jun 2017 22:11:34 (#16 of 48)

Balu from the Jungle Book

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJizAYb7OAk

widenation - 22 Jun 2017 22:35:25 (#17 of 48)

Monkey Magic?

AshburtonAbove - 22 Jun 2017 22:38:18 (#18 of 48)

Baloo ffs.

bossab2 - 22 Jun 2017 22:42:59 (#19 of 48)

Chill man !

Turkish - 22 Jun 2017 22:56:36 (#20 of 48)

Pooh Bear is a bit thick.

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