Thursday, April 9, 2015

The parent trap

Lileks looks at the run of stories of childless people - trying to say they are on the frontlines of societal change.
“Don’t you sit there watching a school band concert, listening to everyone beat poor Sousa to death with their artless bleating, and wish you were engaged in a great historical experiment that put you at the vanguard of existential truths?”
 “Depends how long the concert is.”
“I suppose, yes. But look at me. I made a choice, and it’s forced me to face a naked question.”
“You face a lot of those when you’re a parent, too, and it’s usually whether you have enough wipes.”
You can say your choices matter.
When you make sure you have enough diaper wipes, your choices really matter.

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