I recently had a conversation with someone who said he at times has reservations about bringing children into our world because he fears that in our lifetime, our world could become a very grim place. He wondered if he would actually be doing a disservice to a future child by birthing he or she into a world rampant with social and environmental disease.
Given my worldview, this perspective took me aback. How could you not want to bring children into the world now? I believe wholeheartedly that one of the most responsible things we can do is to raise children to be socially, environmentally, and ethically minded contributors to the greater good (if they so choose). A generation that is connected to their purpose and inspired to make a difference can and will shift us in ways we so desperately need. The next generation is hope for a new future – where love leads, where the earth can restore and renew, and where people can find health again in themselves, in their homes, and in their communities.
I have great faith in the next generation.