Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Unfortunately the laughter of adults too often carries to the ears of the young the ring of ridicule, that annihilating enemy of human dignity. Like grownups, children enjoy participating in a joke and appreciate admiration of their wit and cleverness, but do not enjoy being the butt of the jokes
Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, ch. 12 (1965).