Selective Seeing

Bringing more children into the world borders on irresponsible anymore. It’s tough to argue with primal urges, but we really do have a hard time with reality, with seeing the writing on the wall and making changes to our expectations and attitudes, and our sense of entitlement.

Some trends we make it our business to indulge, while others we simply ignore at our own peril. The flooding in Kentucky might be “just” a 500-year event, or it could have been made worse by climate change. The searing heat just about everywhere might be just a heat wave. It is summertime, after all.

I guess we’ll never know, though we have to know by now.

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