Re: REPRODUCTION: choosing embryos

From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 08:43:49 MST

Vanessa Novaeris wrote (18.2.2002/08:35) :
> <P>Dose this imply that&nbsp;groups or individuals outside the child's immediate family may be better suited to the task?

What makes parents better suited is that they care about their child
more than anyone else.

> <DIV>Its a really difficult question - how do you raise a child? Its not like they&nbsp;emerge from the womb&nbsp;with maintainance manuals or anything. I'm just glad I don't have any of my own so I won't have to lose sleep over it (like I know my parents do about me :P)</DIV>

It's quite plain and simple, actually. Educate etymologically means to
lead outside. Just take the provocative suggestion by Robert, put a
"not" operator in front of it, and you get what it is :-) You care
about the child, so you support it and then try to make it independent
and happy, i.e. seeking with success the goals that correspond to its
own valuations.

It doesn't mean it WILL be happy: this doesn't entirely depends on
you. It may kill itself because it finds life is crap in general, or
its own in particular: you will be sad. You are giving life to someone
else, distinct from you, with its own trajectory. You just give some
support for the initial part, until it can steer itself, and bon


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