Starting over

"Starting over" Continued...

Issue: "The Man Behind the Duck," July 26, 1997

But why? When all the evidence suggests the sweetest riches are those born of hardship and the sweat equity typically associated with "starting over," why deprive our children of those experiences? Why steal from them the influences that build fiber, rather than flab, into our souls? Why work so tediously to protect our institutions' futures, when the record is clear that what we sacrifice to build now will almost certainly have to be replaced a generation or two down the road?

Mark this well: The task of tending to that replacement may be the best exercise possible we could hope for our children, and our children's children.

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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