Growing up was tough, I know I can be careless at times, but I think beyond the lines although no one ever notices.
"God damn it. You always do everything backasswards. You don't do one damn thing the way you're supposed to (Salinger 40).
"All right, give it back to me, then," I said. I went over and pulled it right out of his goddam hand. Then I tore it up (Salinger 41).
Holden goes through a series of unfortunate events growing up; therefore, always tries looking out for kids as they are the people he loves the most.
Holden argues with Stradlater about his project he told Holden to do for him while he went on a date with Jane. Stradlater was mad that he wrote his paper on his dead brother's baseball glove; although that baseball glove symbolized something to Holden.