There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
Children are to be born into a family where the parents hold the needs of children equal to their own in importance. And children are to love parents and each other.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
The family is the school of duties – founded on love.
Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
I had a very dysfunctional family, and a very hard childhood. So I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.
School is something that you learn – reading and writing. Education is what you learn from the family, from the environment, from the community.
My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
When you come from the working class and you do well enough whereby you can provide a little bit better for your family, get a decent roof over their head and send them to a good school, that’s considered a good thing.