Tuesday, November 24, 2015

That was nice. What's next?

I'm not against the idea of family, and I don't have any real, longstanding issues with anyone in my extended version of it, but I'd like to offer up the idea that family is a little overrated.  It's kind of a trap in some ways.

With family, you're dealt a certain hand.  If you choose to stay with those people for your whole life, you do so at the expense of diversity.  A lot of people are okay with that.  Familiarity equals comfort.  But if someone wants to go out and see the rest of the world and meet all the kinds of people, we should be smart enough to applaud that.  The storybook family unit can make for a great upbringing, but it doesn't always have to endure.

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