We’re all in this together

“We must come to see that the well-being of our own individual children is intimately linked to the well-being of other people’s children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else’s child will perform it; when one of our own children is threatened or harmed by violence on the streets, someone else’s child will inflict it. The good life for our own children can only be secured if it is also secured for all other people’s children. But to worry about all other people’s children is not just a practical or strategic matter; it is a moral and ethical one: to strive for the well-being of all other people’s children is also right.”

Intellectual Emergencies: Some Reflections on Mothering and Teaching, by Lilian G. Katz, Ph.D., and Stephen Katz

(Lilian G. Katz, Ph.D. and Stephen Katz are my aunt and cousin, respectively. I learned a lot from this book, about teaching (my wife’s profession) and about my family. A quick and entirely worthwhile read. The music is very good, too!)

One Response to “We’re all in this together”

  1. David Rosen says:

    Wow, David!

    Great quote! Kudos to your aunt and cousin.

    David

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