My Wife Has What I Need

My Wife Has What I Need

“Men and women, however, live together not only to procreate children but also to have whatever is needed for life. Indeed, from the beginning, family duties are distinct; some are proper to the husband, others to the wife. Thus mutual needs are provided for, when...
Mothers Love More

Mothers Love More

“…mothers love more than fathers do.” Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics I couldn’t decide whether this assertion made me angry. To be fair, from the context it is clear that Aristotle is speaking of love for infants. I thought of my own experience. The days that...
Parents Ruling by Love and Age

Parents Ruling by Love and Age

“For the begetter is the ruler by reason of love and age…” Aristotle, Politics Perhaps we do not normally think of parents as rulers. Aristotle did. He seems to think that after giving children life there is nothing more important than giving them direction: direction...
When Your Mother Grows Older

When Your Mother Grows Older

“For other animals have their natural ‘forethought’ which enables them to provide for themselves: whereas man lives by reason, which can attain to forethought only after long experience: so that children need to be instructed by their parents who are experienced. …...

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