The man willing to look after another is the man worthy of respect.
When someone takes on responsibility for another person they’re doing something they don’t have to do. And even in the modern world it’s a voluntary sacrifice of epic proportions.
Because the person you look after isn’t you. And when you choose to look after someone innocent and new to the world they will grow up to make their own choices, and they won’t have to thank you or respect you for your actions. Because they didn’t choose to be looked after. You chose to look after them.
It’s a thankless job that’s one of the most meaningful acts of greatness in the universe. Because there is no reward for doing this but the knowledge that you’ve done it. And yet life on earth couldn’t continue if enough people chose not take on that burden.
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