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    I had the occasional small drink while pregnant. And ate sushi, soft cheese and deli meat. I did a mini risk assessment and concluded that I was comfortable with that level of risk. Now that my DD is here and I've fallen in love with her a million times more than I could have imagined I'm horrified that I did those things while pregnant!! And yes I know I'm being irrational, but that's what being a parent has done to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Something about people sprouting their own intelligence makes me a little uncomfortable regardless of what side of the fence they sit on. Maybe that's a cultural thing.
    Seriously? In the context of posters questioning people's intelligence for drinking I think it's perfectly valid.

    Making obscure posts again? What on earth has it got to do with culture?

    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    Why does it make you uncomfortable? Genuine question....
    Not sure. I think its a cultural thing. Tooting your own horn is not a popular part of Australian culture - rather it's seen as being knobby. Tall poppy syndrome etc. It's normalized to an extent in the US, but not Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Seriously? In the context of posters questioning people's intelligence for drinking I think it's perfectly valid.
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    Yes seriously. It's how I feel whether you think it's technically valid in this thread or not. Tooting (of the non-farting variety) is not for me.

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    I didn't question intelligence in my posts about it.
    And for the record I don't have an issue with people sharing their intelligence or that their kids are bright too.
    Why not say it?
    For me. ..the issue is the risk that drinking alcohol *may* cause. It has nothing to do with how smart people are in general.

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    look it was a bit tooty but it was in context so I just looked past it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Not sure. I think its a cultural thing. Tooting your own horn is not a popular part of Australian culture - rather it's seen as being knobby. Tall poppy syndrome etc. It's normalized to an extent in the US, but not Australia.
    Thanks for responding, I'm always interested to know more about opinions that differ

    Personally I think Australia needs to do away with its tall poppy syndrome mentality. It doesn't serve anyone. Why cut people down for doing well and achieving, or having a gift or talent? It just doesn't make sense to me. I like to celebrate people's successes with them, and I think it's great if people have the confidence to be openly proud of their gifts/achievements. Unless they're going overboard with bragging...!

    Anywho, I won't derail the thread any further!
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    It was intended to grab attention. A bit of hyperbole I've learned from the expert herself ;-)

    It worked. Anywho I'm done with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    Thanks for responding, I'm always interested to know more about opinions that differ

    Personally I think Australia needs to do away with its tall poppy syndrome mentality. It doesn't serve anyone. Why cut people down for doing well and achieving, or having a gift or talent? It just doesn't make sense to me. I like to celebrate people's successes with them, and I think is great if people have the confidence to be openly proud of their gifts/achievements. Unless they're going overboard with bragging...!

    Anywho, I won't derail the thread any further!
    There's a fine line between celebrating your successes and bragging/alluding that you are superior to others. People's perceptions in this are so different - those differences are probably where the conflict/talk poppy syndrome comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    It was intended to grab attention. A bit of hyperbole I've learned from the expert herself ;-)
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    Are you trying to toot my horn?


 

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