The view that having children is crucial to the survival of mankind has certainly fallen out of favour. At first blush, one would have thought that all humans would accept the tenant that having children was a MINIMUM requirement of our continued existence. It seems that even this most simple and unassailable of models is being assailed… not just occasionally, but continuously in the media. I don’t even need to provide a reference for this… type the value neutral phrase “bringing children into the world” into any web search engine and one will receive the collective wisdom on this topic.
Notwithstanding the above I will make the bold assertion that having children is a mandate from the Creator that I, for one, am particularly keen to see implemented. The question then arises regarding how children should be raised. On this point, I now put forward another proposition… “that the relationship between a mother and her child is the single most important human relationship for every individual”.
The consequences of this idea to the development of collective human endeavours is profound. This model requires that a well ordered human collective places the relationship between mother and child at the very centre of its undertakings and peforms a value judgement of the collective endeavours simply on the basis of “Is this endeavour favourable or harmful to mother/child relationships?”
The next question which arises is HOW should mothers relate to their child? Once again, my simple model is that the network of mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, sisters, aunties and great aunties will work that out. Their collective endeavours will more than adequately resolve this.
To achieve this outcome, mothers need and require the total and complete support of the collective to allow them to focus these roles of mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunty etc etc etc.