Preparing children for the future?
you will fail
Are you one of those people who says the following:
I want to prepare my children for the future.
I hear that all the time.
When I do, I’m always a judgmental mix of compassion and incredulity:
Really? You have a crystal ball? Well done Kerskin. You believe you have an idea of what the future will be like.
Did you see a burning bush?
Perhaps you’re into a little astrology, or something even more strange like the farmers almanac or something equally robust in its effectiveness.
You can no more know what the future holds for your children than you know the winning lotto numbers.1
Imagine describing social media and the kinds of jobs people would have today to someone in 1999.
We are changing as humans.
What it meas to be human is changing so quickly I sometimes don’t recognize myself.
I don’t even know what I smell like anymore.
I farted just the other day and got mad at my son.
I thought it was him.
It wasn’t him.
It was me.
It was my fart.
It lingered and kinda snuck around the corner.
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