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...a rebuttal, just musing on the flip side of 'self-discovery'. If a child was acting selfish, it would be more damaging if the parent, as the teacher, remained totally neutral and just left them to discover the full downside of that path on their own. And the parent's philosophy of life, or faith then does play a big role, especially when the child learns to come back at them with a challenge to back their warnings up, with more than them just being their own arbitrary whims.