I don’t want my kids to grow up soft
Well, I FUCKING DO
I hope my kids don’t have to work at 15, I hope my kids don’t have to be embarrassed by their patched up hand-me-down clothes, I hope my kids are soft and gentle and learn Shakespeare and Latin and write poetry and compose music, and never have to worry about money or healthcare or peace because that…that MEANS WE FUCKING WON
@spacewastrel I can absolutely see that, now that you mention it. You could definitely argue that there's some whispers of reactionary thought in there. But, in this case I think implying that each successive generation can be less practical AND that this is a good thing, makes me lean towards a more progressive interpretation
@RobinHood @spacewastrel I totally see that too, that's the thing! It's like... It could be a response to "I don't want my kid to grow up soft," in which case yeah, totes. It could be a response to "Father, I want to be a painter *right now*," meaning "No, that'll be your kid's job," in which case, not so great. I'd ask him what he meant but he's dead. XD We're several generations down the line from him. Maybe it's a good thing we can imagine a better future than him *now*, one way or the other.
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