The world is a
place. There are different nations, different races, differing cultures
religions, different values, good and evil, right and wrong. How do
each of us fit in? What should rightfully be expected of us and
we interact with each other? Parents have a responsibility to
teach their children how to cope and how to sort things out for
what should we teach them? Increasingly, the common wisdom (isn't that
great oxymoron?) is to say that everything is relative and that our
should be dictated by the circumstances in which we find
For example: If I'm cold, I put on a sweater; if hungry, I steal food.
something like that.
The point that I'm making
is that there is much granting of moral equivalency to quite disparate
situations. I believe things are really more black and white than the
of grey that seems to characterize today's ethics. We must have
code of behaviour to live by and it must consider as inviolable the
of others to their life, liberty and property.
In this 'Dear Zachary'
series, I write about my interaction with my son, my perception of the
world and its
foibles, my frustrations and celebrations. In short, I address just
about anything that might have some value for my son Zachary as he