April 3, 2023
What do we owe our kids? What do we, the people who consider ourselves adults today, owe our kids, all of our kids across the globe, in every home, in every community, in every social class, of all abilities, and in every identity group? This question is not directed to parents alone. This question is directed to the entire global community.
When we say that we are doing something for the kids or for future generations, do we really mean it? Sometimes, it seems that we construct an illusion of who children should be and then pour all our energy into defending that illusion, regardless of what real kids are saying to us. Some of us tell our kids that they can be anything. Some of us tell our kids that they are our whole world. Some of us believe and announce that our kids are the future. Are these just empty proclamations or is there real love and truth behind these words? If you subscribe to any of these ideas, what does it mean to you?
If our kids reveal to us a truth about reality, are we open enough to hear that truth if…