Different people (both men and women) value different things, and have different interests and non-interests. Most of the time, if someone isn't interested in something, you will not get them interested in it. Especially if they are adults. As long as someone doesn't try to interfere with or deprive me of MY interests, I'm OK with it.
There are many things that other people are interested in and even passionate about that I am not. I will never be into video games, chick flicks, fancy cars, rap music, all the latest hi-tech, or fancy suits so I can dress like James Bond. No amount of attempts at persuasion or cajoling will ever interest me in those and other things I care nothing about.
I've known many hard-core martial arts people who lament how people "can't understand them" and their passion for martial arts, but turn around and ask about my Delica, "Is that thing legal??" and make jokes as if I'm Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th fame. And I've known some "knife guys" and "gun guys" who say that martial arts/"Kuh-rotty" (sic) is all a waste of time. Or collecting comic books. Or whatever other interests/passions other people might have.
The closest I've ever gotten to getting anyone to carry knives is one Christmas many years ago, I gave my older brother and his wife (and several other family members) Victorinox Classic SAKs. Out of everyone, they are the only two who still carry and use them to this day. Oh, almost forgot...a co-worker who has seen my use my knife for cutting tasks at work decided to get a knife for himself. He didn't get a Spyderco (he got a S30V Kershaw Blur), but he said it comes in handy.
I don't have kids, so I have no intention of easing any children into knives. I do have a great-nephew and a great-niece, but will not be giving them any knives, nor discussing the subject with them, because, although I care about them, they are not my kids nor my responsibility to raise. Not to mention, their parents are most definitely NOT into knives, and they already have their own sets of interests.
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on Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.