I take it as a serious responsibility to educate and instruct my five kids (ages 9 through 22) to the greatest extent possible. As a father, I’m in a very unique position to guide and influence them. This election has given me an opportunity for a very important teaching moment and I want to be sure not to miss it.
The problem: I don’t know what should be at the top of the “Things to Be Absolutely Terrified Of” list I’m creating. There are 4 different options and I’ve yet to decide which is the most important.
One possibility is an old standby: the destruction of the environment. It’s a well-known scientific fact that Donald Trump hates Earth and its end is now a very real possibility. I admit that I haven’t done as good of a job in this area as I could have.
I was reminded of my shortfall watching television last night. There was an ad, the product for which I cannot now remember, where a young boy is hard at work throughout the entire 30 seconds, doing the right kinds of things: shutting off lights, recycling aluminum cans, not flushing the toilet (“if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down, son!”), and other such critical activities. The dad, at the conclusion, had such a look of pride over his son’s efforts. He’s raised his son right.
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