The concept that rears its illogical head in so many areas — childcare being one — is that we are a nation of individuals who do things best in small units, where one man and one woman raise a perfect family on their own, and that child grows up to be a meaningful cog in the wheel of financial progress.
We might, as thinking beings, believe that we are central to the higher purpose of life on this Earth, but we are also smart if we remember that man is only a tiny package of elements in a vast, mysterious universe that doesn’t consider our significance at all.
For me, there is no savior that provides magical solutions, but community with others who believe in compassion and heart. Our interconnection is not ours to control, only to accept, as we put our heads together and share stories that might change attitudes, one person at a time.
I’ve been thinking and talking a lot lately about “right vs. wrong” — the tendency for us to cling to a simplistic solution that there is a “right” side (mine) Read More …