What’s the future of the hardest job in the world? | Changes of Tomorrow

The hardest job in the world used to be a noun but then became a verb. Parenting is hard because we, the parents, have not been properly trained to take over such a big responsibility. We used an old OS passed down onto us by our parents, who didn’t know how to parent their kids either.

Before we throw our hands in the air in despair, let’s review some of the opinions about how to do the most important job we have: raise our children to stay healthy, weird and unique.

What’s changing: Friday, June 15th, 2018

Mental Energizer

“Children today are not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community,” Lewis tells NPR in a recent interview. Instead, children and parents often focus on individual goals, like getting good grades or becoming successful in sports or other activities. These goals don’t give children the meaning that contributing to their families and communities can. “And that really erodes their sense of self-worth — just as it would with an adult being unemployed.”

From ‘Why aren’t children behaving?‘ — an interview with Katherine Reynolds Lewison on NPR

Food for thought

þetta reddast (pronounced thet-ta red-ust)

This Icelandic phrase perfectly sums up the way to approach life.


This week’s exploration of possible futures was curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist.