Oh God, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! Move! Move! Move!!!
If gunman knew that many people would be carrying concealed weapons, he probably would not even consider such an attack.
Yeah, you'd have to be crazy to do that. Oh, wait.
The reason is because honest self-effacing shows a cool confidence. Making a show of confidence, however, actually shows insecurity. It's not what you say, it's what you display.
This. Thisthisthisthisthis. Chest beating doesn't get you noticed anymore. Well, it does, but not in the way you'd hope...
Modesty and 'knowing what you want' are not mutually exclusive. Maybe some women do want a guy they can feel superior to (although there are at least as many men with the same attitude.) But in ignoring messages from guys who 'toot their own horn' a little too much all they're is really doing is avoiding the ones who come across as needing to feel superior - to her, to other guys, whoever.
I hope these folks (BOTH parents are equally responsible, IMO) rot in prison for allowing this little girl's death. Thumbs down to Slashdot, btw, for the headline ("suicide"???) and the 'dept' line, which is in particularly poor taste, not to mention for getting the victim's gender wrong.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken