Teach Them Well

“Babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.”
—Ursula Le Guin

Le Guin (1929–January 22, 2018) was an American novelist who worked mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She also authored children’s books, short stories, poetry, and essays.

The quote’s larger context: “If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly. Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.”

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