Friday, November 29, 2019

Hopes for Childlren

Gideon Lewis-Kraus:
To spend time with a child is to dwell under the terms of an uneasy truce between the possibility of the present and the inevitability of the future. Our deepest hope for the children we love is that they will enjoy the liberties of an open-ended destiny, that their desires will be given the free play they deserve, that the circumstances of their birth and upbringing will be felt as opportunities rather than encumbrances; our greatest fear is that they will feel thwarted by forces beyond their control.
This resonated very strongly with me, and made me wonder if this defines the modern condition as well as anything else.

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