We've had this conversation, I am not exaggerating, three times at least

"I don't know why everyone says you shouldn't stare at the sun. I stare the sun all the time."

"Please don't stare at the sun."

"But I do it and it feels okay."

"It is not okay. Staring at the sun will damage your eyes. This is a fact."

"Hmm, I don't think it's a fact."

"There's really no debating this. No staring at the sun. Period."

"No, but see, it doesn't even hurt!"

"Listen. Even if it doesn't hurt, for whatever reason. Don't stare at the sun."

"I did it once for like ten minutes! And I can see fine."

"You did not look at the sun for ten minutes."

"I really did. My friends dared me and I just stared and stared."

"What?! Stop it! Are you trying to go blind?"

"You don't understand. It's fine. I do it all the time."

"Stop staring at the sun. I can't believe we're still talking about this."

"Mom. Listen to me. I don't get hurt, so it's no problem."

"For the love of--DO NOT STARE AT THE SUN."

"No, see, what I'm saying is, all those people who say it's bad for you are probably wrong. Because I've been testing it."

"They are not wrong. This is basic stuff, Henry. This is--look. No more staring at the sun. Promise me."


"Thank you."

"I'll stop telling you about how I stare at the sun."




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