Generational propagation includes more than just physical procreation. The natural order, however, gives the model upon which the others are established. The generations that follow us are a testimony of our faithfulness, our training for and test of our leadership, and are to be the triumph of our warfare.
One of the hallmarks of American culture is individualism. As with all “isms,” individualism carries with it a mixed load of baggage. Among the pieces of useful luggage are individual responsibility, personal merit, and unrooted freedom. Its millstones include selfishness, pride, and generational blindness. I wonder how many reading this could name their great-great grandparents. I know I would have to look it up.