“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” (L.R. Knost)
I don’t have children. When asked why, I usually respond with a line from my favorite David Mamet movie, State and Main, “I’ve never seen the point of them.”
Yes, that’s a glib answer, but it has the desired effect: widened eyes and no further comment. Sometimes, the inquisitor takes a step or two back from me. I’m okay with that, too.
It’s not that I don’t like children, but I have never felt the need or desire to have any of my own.
All that being said, I am pinning my hopes for the future on the youth of today. We’ve screwed up the world royally. I hope they can fix things before it’s too late.
Some recent examples that give me hope: Continue reading