Mother nature built us to protect our offspring and, where necessary, the offspring of other members of our “tribe”. Elephants and non-human primates have been reported to foster or adopt motherless infants and raise them as their own. Few adults can bear to see the suffering of a child.
Life can throw some of us a lot of pain. But perhaps the worst kind of pain we endure is the kind we experience when our own small children are suffering. We are supposed to be able to protect…Read More