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    Default a game of chicken?

    "...being a teen is like one big game of chicken, where our life becomes the traffic-packed highway and the hazards we have to dodge are drugs, stealing, smoking, sex, and violence. So tread carefully."

    One big game of chicken??
    Why chicken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    "...being a teen is like one big game of chicken, where our life becomes the traffic-packed highway and the hazards we have to dodge are drugs, stealing, smoking, sex, and violence. So tread carefully."

    One big game of chicken??
    Why chicken?
    The word "chicken" means, coward. There are two ways to play the game of chicken, one involves two cars driving towards each other, and the first driver to swerve out of the way of the oncoming car is considered the chicken, or a coward. The second way to play is where a person stands in the middle of the highway or road and waits for the oncoming cars to swerve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    a person stands in the middle of the highway or road and waits for the oncoming cars to swerve.
    You've just described the process of crossing the road in China.

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    Default Re: a game of chicken?

    They don't swerve here in Cambodia- they head straight for you from all sides.

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    Default Re: a game of chicken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    "...being a teen is like one big game of chicken, where our life becomes the traffic-packed highway and the hazards we have to dodge are drugs, stealing, smoking, sex, and violence. So tread carefully."

    One big game of chicken??
    Why chicken?
    This is my take on the game of chicken:


    To win a game of chicken is to die...or get as close to dying as possible. Basically, to "win" is to lose. To win, you do engage in teenage sex, you use violence, you drink and drug - you do not chicken out on those things. So someone hell-bent on losing will "win".True winning makes you a chicken...otherwise known as a coward. You are not cool if you can say "no" to drugs, violence, sex, alcohol, smoking, etc.

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    Default Re: a game of chicken?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They don't swerve here in Cambodia- they head straight for you from all sides.
    who is they?...the rickshaw, the mule or the water buffalo???

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    Default Re: a game of chicken?

    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    You've just described the process of crossing the road in China.
    . . . and so my mother tells me. Apparently it's safer to dodge oncoming traffic than it is to take a taxi.

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