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Will our children be directionless?



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October 03, 2007
A value is caught rather than taught. Something profound happens when a felt need is faced head on, and a child sees life role-played by an adult. For that reason, if for no other, it is vital to maintain a close parent-child relationship. As we walk together, talk together, eat together, work together, play together, our children learn life.

Sometimes, of course, it happens the other way around. Adults, creatures of habit that we are, see life through a child's eyes and are given a fresh perspective. And we learn life, or, rather, how to really live.

It's very hard for any of this to happen in the fast-paced, pressure-cooker, compartmentaliz-ed culture in which we live. Like a rat on a treadmill, each family member is on a fast-paced roller-coaster ride to who-knows-where. Shar-ed experiences are almost non-existent. Fallow time, time meant for renewal, becomes time to collapse from sheer exhaustion only to begin the whole thing over again. No common point of reference. No volleying of thoughts and ideas. No nurturing of self or each other. No seeking of common good. No community. No living. No joy. Only existence.

Could it be that in all our progress we've somewhere made a wrong turn? That in our drive to have it all we somehow will, in the end, have nothing? That our children will be directionless, like kites cut loose in the wind; and that we, parched and dry-mouthed, and incredibly weary, will have forgotten how to be childlike?

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