You know when the grownups say all you have to do is stand up to a bully, and they’ll leave you alone? Yeah that’s crap. Most of the time they will absolutely kick the shit out of you. Cal and Walt knew that. But they stood up to them anyway. They would even protect the others kids from them. Try to protect anyway.
Walt’s dad was gone for a while, Cal’s too. The kind of gone that didn’t come with parole. But before the embarrassingly short manhunt, they managed to pass on a little wisdom to their boys. Mind your ma, and look out for the little guy. Because when you’re the little guy, you hope someone will be there to look out for you. And mind your ma. You do that, and you can always look yourself in the eye, as long as you live.
Cal and Walt got beat all the time.
But they never lost.