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The alignment of a two-year-old is not automatically "Neutral Evil".
Smeltings boys wore maroon tailcoats, orange knickerbockers, and flat straw hats called boaters. They also carried knobbly sticks, used for hitting each other while the teachers weren't looking. This was supposed to be good training for later life.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
At least one theory suggests that while great apes and adult Humans are sentient, young Human children are not. I admit to a certain fondness for this conclusion; if children aren't nonsentient, they're certainly psychopathic.
—Peter Watts' Blindsight, Notes and References

We're on our own, cousin

All alone, cousin

Let's think of a game to play

Now the grown-ups have all gone a way

You won't be much fun

Being blind, deaf and dumb

But I've no-one to play with today

Do you know how to play hide and seek?

To find me, it would take you a week

But tied to that chair, you won't go anywhere

There's a lot I could do to a freak
—Cousin Kevin, Tommy
23. If there's a shy, quiet kid in your class that everyone picks on, treat him with respect and kindness. When his Psychic Powers are made manifest, you may actually survive
Growing up was hard. Kids would make fun of me and call me names, like "Birbiggleberry", and "Birbibliography", and "faggot"...
Comedian Mike Birbiglia
No one will ever know if children are monsters or monsters are children.
"Before you develop a conscience, torture is amusing."
Paul Graham - Why Nerds Are Unpopular

Marge: Kids can be so cruel.

Bart: We can? Thanks, Mom!
"People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children."
"Mobbad blev man ju ändå." (Literally "You still got bullied", but with a wording which conveys resignation, passivity and depersonalized factualism.)
Joakim Pirinen, translated from Swedish.
"Unfortunately for Benny, we had not yet developed the ability to empathize with the pain and suffering of other people, and his terrified fleeing was pretty much the most fun thing that had ever happened to us."
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