childishness


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CHILDISHNESS. Weakness of intellect, such as that of a child.
     2. When the childishness is so great that a man has lost his memory, or is incapable to plan a proper disposition of his property, he is unable to make a will. Swinb. part. 11, Sec. 1; 6 Co. 23. See 9 Conn. 102; 9 Phil. R. 57.

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However, he has more to his personality than just childishness - he knows how to operate a forklift and manages the family scrap metal business whenever his dad is busy.
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None of this would be necessary if both sides would say what they mean and mean what they say instead of sending coded "messages" and/or releasing statements that are equal parts childishness and paranoia.
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Pic's drive comes from the collaborative childishness of Andris and his grandfather, which forces Geza, hardly a model adult, to shoulder the more responsible role.
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In a CAC catalogue interview, the former student of Georg Baselitz describes himself--astoundingly--as "not a realist," citing as evidence his Polaroid-based painting practice, its unfinished quality (his canvases indeed have a rough-and-ready, splattered appearance), overtones of Soviet Cold War propaganda (born 1970 in Leipzig, Bisky grew up in the German Democratic Republic), dedication to outsider art (he cites Henry Darger and Alex Katz as primary influences), and complete and utter childishness ("I come from a world where everybody wanted to control you.
Jaques de Boys, ruminating in Arden on the seven ages of man, describes second childishness as a melancholy affair--toothless, sightless, flavorless--with mere oblivion crowning (and, one hopes, softening) the humiliations of old age.
The problem is, that childishness is all we really understand about the character.