Telchar wrote:Also, can we please stop with the "Well, going to the gas station is dangerous" crap? I have yet to here 1 valid arguement for a 13 year old child being able to sail around the world alone except "obviously her parents weighed the risk and consented. Who are we to argue?" Well, obviously I should be able to throw a 13yr old off a building as long as a plan it for 6 months. I mean, obviously I weighed the risks.
Holy crap telchar, did you not read the thread? There are so many arguments. There are like 3 pages, and no one has made any arguments? You have got to be a troll if you dont see the difference between SAILING A BOAT and MURDER.
New argument, this would have been better on page one or two but whatever. Its about self harm vs self improvement. Everyone knows how you build muscle right? You pretty much tear it, which is extremely risky because if you tear it too much your screwed. Obvious counterargument is obvious; that this trip might be tearing too much. But everyones different. The amount you need to tear varies from person to person. Some people going to the park is enough of a workout, but others are already so strong that you need to do stuff like win the olympics, scale everest, or sail around the world to further improve.
New argument 2: Most of you seem to be thinking of her as a naive child. Well none of us know her, but shes been doing this most of her life. Think of what you're best at. If you were that good at sailing, shed still be a million times better. Not trying to be a dick, this includes me too. Try thinking of her as river tam at the ending of serenity.