The Most Important Job

The most important job in the whole society is producing new humans. The most important, most demanding, most exhausting job is decreed to be absolutely unpaid. Parents are supposed to work eighteen hours for the glory of it. If you complain as a parent, you’re told that you are privileged to be with your young people. Well, it is a rare privilege, but that doesn’t lessen the oppression at all. Parents are overworked so desperately, are so tired, that it’s a wonder they do as well as they do.

Harvey Jackins
From “Open Question Evening
in Copenhagen,” on page 44
of Start Over Every Morning

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