Monday, October 19, 2015
Parenting in the face of apocalypse
This is an insightful reflection from a mother on how to raise your kids when you know that our world, their world, is on the brink of thoroughgoing ecocide. I feel it hits a lot of valid points, though from our current vantage point in a climate-vulnerable, impoverished country, the author's vision of a stark future world seems more like the reality plenty of people are already living. The essay sometimes drifts into white liberal guilt-type hand-wringing, but it is worthwhile if for nothing else than for this admonition for parents to teach their kids: "regulate your wants, consider others, be comfortable being alone, put yourself second, listen, be in solidarity, choose the harder path".