Saturday, December 27, 2008

Relationship Expert - Aged 9

Would you take love advice from a nine-year old?

That's how old Alec Greven, author of How to Talk to Girls, is. The book inspired by his experiences in the school playground, and based on an essay he wrote for class, is now poised to be a bestseller.

He actually talks a lot of sense! :


Anonymous said...

I'd be more than happy to take advice from a 9-year-old. It must be nice to live in a world where the only thing you ever have to worry about is whether the cookies are crisp.

shamyl said...

Maybe older you get more complicated your mind will be. The kid just had the strong commonsense that the adult sometimes fail.

Satima Flavell said...

What a handsome, charming boy! I'll bet he doesn't have any trouble winning the girls:-)

Eli James said...

That is so cute. I started laughing uncontrollably at about 0:30, but then I sobered up and realized that he was talking really good, commonsense advice. Man what a kid.

gnute said...

Ha ha, he's nine and can say this:

"I had a girlfriend way, wayyy back in Seattle"

This fella's been around.

I wonder what his grades are like, seeing he's juggling girls, school AND a career!

animah said...

What a mature kid. But kids nowdays are full of wisdom. We just don't listen enough to them.
To Anon above, I'd say nine year olds can have some pretty strong fears. Losing their parents, failing exams or sports, being bullied, abused, some sexually. So please treat a child with more respect. You must have been nine once.

Amir said...

Cut down on sugar. Ah, if only I had listened earlier!

Anonymous said...

Animah -

Beinbg afraid and being worried are not the same things. If you want to argue at least pick on something I actually wrote :P

animah said...


To meet the requirements of your pedantic self, let me rephrase (as far as I am concerned being afraid and worried are pretty much similar):

A nine year old can worry about losing his/her parents, failing exams or sports, being bullied, abused etc.

When I was nine, I had bigger worries than whether the cookies were crisp. But perhaps that's the only worries you had. Good on you and your beautiful childhood. And you have turned into an adult who worries about putting his/her real name down on Sharon's blog.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more, Animah -- the myth of childhood as a blissfully carefree time is, well, precisely that, a myth. I really HATE that myth because it's everywhere, and it does so much damage. Anyone who subscribes to it has simply forgotten what it is to be a child. And if there *is* anyone on earth who had a perfect, blithe childhood in which they only worried about whether the cookies were crisp, they certainly wouldn't have turned out like Anonymous! So, rather, good on your and your amnesia, Anonymous.

-- Preeta

Anonymous said...

Animah -

"The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." :)

Mark Twain said that :)

"Anyone who doesn't care about the difference between 'uninterested' and 'disinterested' should have to come before an uninterested judge"

-- not sure who said that :)

I know "de minimis non curat lex", but writing is different :)

Preeta & Animah -

I was afraid a lot, at least until I learned how to stand up and fight for what I believe in (now you know where that comes from :))
but no I wasn't worried much :)

PS. I might finally get a blog, I don't know :)