Wisdom on Wednesdays—Thinking in terms of the family

“There is a point when wealth becomes more important than human life.  The obvious symptom of this insanity is planning in terms of the mass.  The obvious reform of this insanity is not to plan in terms of the mass.  It is to think in terms of the family.  For thinking in terms of the family is not practical like mass-planning.  On the contrary, it is sensible.  It seeks to restore the family hierarchy.  For only family life can produce people who in turn are necessary to the well-being of the mass.  For the mass is not the enemy of the family, but its complement.”  (1936)

gertscan3 - mother and child - CROPPED

The artist’s wife Gertrude nursing their two-month-old son Robert.
Pen and ink drawing, December 9, 1919


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