Your sons and your daughters / Are beyond your command

A fellow Alexandrian blogger, virescent, recently commented on the recent New York Times article “Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud and Sometimes Crazy.” I highly recommend checking out his comments here: “Pesky Kids?”. Not only is he correct in reinforcing the idea that cultural change is an integral component of the sustainability movement, but he applauds the stigma that children are actively attaching to unsustainable activities their parents are engaging in.

The kids are not waiting for the torch to be passed, they are simply taking it. It’s as if they are collectively saying:

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

I’d cite the source, but, well you know the song.

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