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The pain when children fly the nest

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The pain when children fly the nest by @AdamGopnik Eloquent description of an asymmetrical relationship

“The new and more scientific explanation for the asymmetry is that it is all in our inheritance. Our genes are just using us to make more of them. (That Dawkinsian idea of selfish genes always gives me an image of the galley slaves on a Roman ship, peering and panting out of their little window and then, with a silent nod to each other, deciding where to steer the ship while the captain frets helplessly above.)” “}}