Letters, Jan. 18, 1971

Rough v. Miserable

Sir: It's funny to me that in your hue and cry over the decline of the family [Dec. 28] you didn't cite more alternatives. For instance, marriage is rough, but being unattached is miserable; motherhood is tiring, but childlessness is boring and has no future; being a "nuclear" or isolated family unit is pressure-causing but draws on unseen potential; and most important, that religion is the hope of mankind. Why else would we poor slobs slave away in deference to "the long run" except because it's right?


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