John Wayne was a no nonsense guy and he played no nonsense characters. In Hondo, Wayne saw a boy who didn’t know how to swim. He quickly solved that problem by having the boy face his fears -literally.
Check out the mom’s face when she comes down to find her son in the river. What would today’s liberals say?
I’ll take John Wayne over today’s helicopter parents! Being scared isn’t an excuse not to learn something. You have to face your fears. Kids don’t learn by coddling them!
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