The Next Generation (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, Nov 8, 2016 - 294 pages
Excerpt from The Next Generation
No man knoweth what a day may bring forth, and no body of men can declare what may be the condition of this or-that nation a generation hence. To present a book on The Next Generation may seem presumptuous to the careful students of history. While our best plans for the future may be overthrown by unsuspected coming events, we must build for the future, let come what may. Since society cannot exist without government in some form or another and since a good state of government requires that a majority of the individuals be of a reasonable mind, any treatise which considers seriously those things which are for the betterment of the race should command some consideration.
Does blood tell? Can a mother inﬂuence her daughter by thoughts, deeds and things seen during the develop ment of her child? Can we safely adopt a foundling? Who is'to blame that the child is born deformed or men tally defective? These are only a few of the many ques tions which are continually being asked in any discussion concerning future generations.
Any teaching which states that the son of a thief must steal or that the son of a drunkard is condemned to a drunkard's grave is doing much harm. We all agree that good parents with a good state of society predisposes to good children, but religion demands that all be given a chance.
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