The editor of FILAMENT magazine thought it’d be funny to have me answer several reader questions on the general subject of Etiquette. Apparently my written responses made her proofreader cry. The issue in question, number three, is out now (preview page) and can be purchased at this link here for a very small number of pennies for such a clever and classy-looking object.
And, before anyone asks: no, my piece isn’t online. FILAMENT are in business to sell copies of magazines. But I will give you a brief preview:
"At what age is it best to crush a child’s dreams so that they have an easier time stepping in to the status quo?"
You fool. You do not do such things to children. A child is like a poison missile you aim at the Future. You encourage, fund and resource their dreams to the fullest extent of your capability, knowing that your reward will be the pain and misery of generations yet unborn.
(Also in issue three: Gala Darling and Zoe Margolis. Not bad company to be keeping.)