Kusang_Manalo wrote:She's not a child, I'm pretty certain she'd understand.
Tenzin has spent the entirety of season 1 and the beggining of season 2 reminding us all that, while Korra IS capable of understanding, she ISN'T doing so out of, well, AGE. An example of this is her airbending and the abuse of her avatar state, if she were such an easy-to-approach person, and if she'd "surely understand", she'd listen to Tenzin's advice wihout putting that much a fight. She'd understand the important bits before someone has punched the morale in her, and Tenzin would know Korra is someone to trust with these kind of things, and so they'd fucking tell her shit.
But this doesn't happen, JUSTIFIABLE SO, because Korra is a difficult person to teach. She's at a difficult age, she's by nature a hot blooded, strong kind of person, not much on the intellectual side and, as our very irritable feminist up there reminded us, has had it rough even when asking for permission to go to the store since she was little because she was born the avatar. Place yourself in Tenzin's shoes, for example, and imagine having to deal with Korra. Compare her to Jinora and... The other one. I really can't fault people for being so overprotective when the motherfucking AVATAR is at a very self destructing age (the 1 on 1 amon thing comes to mind), Korra is walking dynamite! Even the thought of a teen having such an immense power freaks me out, i can't imagine what the people who are trying to keep the shit of the wolrd together must be going through whenever they hear the Avatar, the only person able to run "sortshitout.exe", placed herself in a dangerous situation AGAIN out of her disregarding the orders and advice of her mentors. I can't BLAME people for being this secretive to Korra. I have a sister going through that age, and any complaints i had against Korra's father make a 'puff' noise and dissipate into the air whenever i am in a similar situation. Granted, my sister is not the motherfucking avatar, but yeah.