James Cameron is getting ready to bore us with another predictable propaganda piece about the environment that, if past is prologue, will be forgiven even for being three hours long because of some breathtaking special effects.
It’s a little like opening a gloriously-wrapped package from under the tree only to find he re-gifted the unwanted stocking stuffer you watched him unwrap last year. Ho-hum.
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In the course of making his rounds for the upcoming sequel Cameron has been doing the obligatory interviews, and one quote, in particular, has caught some attention.
“I thought, ‘I’m going to work out a lot of my stuff, artistically, that I’ve gone through as a parent of five kids,’ ” Cameron, 68, told the Hollywood Reporter. “The overarching idea is, the family is the fortress. It’s our greatest weakness and our greatest strength. I thought, ‘I can write the hell out of this. I know what it is to be the a–hole dad.’ ”
Cameron’s wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, 60, is his fifth. The pair have three teen daughters, and they adopted a fourth in 2020 after she became tight with their girls and her parents were “increasingly unable to care” for her, court documents stated. Cameron also has a 29-year-old daughter with his ex-wife Linda Hamilton.
Reflecting back on his career, which includes highly publicized clashes with studio execs, Cameron said, “A lot of things I did earlier, I wouldn’t do — career-wise and just risks that you take as a wild, testosterone-poisoned young man. I always think of [testosterone] as a toxin that you have to slowly work out of your system.” — NewYorkPost
A-hole dad, he says.
Sorry, no. We’re gonna have to call BS on this one. You don’t get to blame testosterone for a track record like that.
We’re willing to bet you could chuck a rock in any random direction on a construction site or assembly line and have it land at the feet of plenty of men with far more testosterone than this guy, but many of them, despite living a far more modest life than Cameron, have no trouble keeping their [expletive] together.
Maybe it’s not the testosterone. Maybe you’ve just built your life on a foundation that cannot support a good life. Your family really doesn’t care what kind of success you are in the world’s eyes if you’re an abject failure at home.
The fact that he’s looking at body chemistry to find a solution to a problem rooted in ego and ethics shows that he doesn’t even know the right questions to ask.
Don’t be a James Cameron. Testosterone is a gift — so long as you know how to harness it correctly.
You can help someone (maybe even yourself!) avoid the pits Cameron is falling in by helping him first ask the right questions and second connect him to answers that really can recalibrate his life in a better direction.
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