We Got Ourselves Into This For Your Sake!

People generally beget children without reflecting overmuch on the biological and cultural imperatives that ruled them. Once they have the children, however, and are beginning to realize just what they have gotten themselves into, then is the time to start the ex post facto rationalisation. That is when they start telling the children whoppers about why they are in the world. Just as the smile is the baby’s technology for surviving as a helpless creature in a dangerous world, hacking its parents’ nervous systems in order to make them look after it, so too do the adults hack their children right back. For without the love and delusions thus created, few adults would survive the adolescence of their children. 

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 11:49 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink

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