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Chuck Norris - Violence - Stingy Mistakes

One of my earliest memories is playing in the living room while my family watched what sounded like a violent movie. I remember covering my eyes because it sounded like something I shouldn't watch. My parents asked why I did that, and I said it's because it was a bad movie. They said, "Are you sure?" I opened my eyes and it was a Chuck Norris movie... And suddenly it was okay to watch! I don't know why, but for some reason at that age it was okay to watch a violent film if it had Chuck Norris in it. I guess my father held him in high esteem (I grew up taking martial arts and my Dad often taught it) and so he was associated as a good guy. I don't know what that means, but I think of it sometimes and wonder why it's okay to watch a violent movie if Chuck Norris is in it. Maybe his movies are clean...I don't know. I haven't seen that many since then. I think growing up in a martial arts-friendly household led to the idea that violence wasn't