High Notes 2018

Song for the New Year: ‘Teach Your Children’ holds the key to building a better tomorrow

Scroll staffers pick their favourite tunes.

Teach Your Children

Crosby, Stills and Nash

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Many countries in the western hemisphere have greying populations, but in India, it’s the young who outnumber the old by a large margin. The world is in a dire place today: between the crises created by the established economic models followed by capitalist nations, the lurch to the illiberal and intolerant Right, the toll being taken by environmental adventurism, and the continued struggle for human rights, it does not appear the generation in charge of running the world – that’s us – has done a stellar job.

That leaves the coming generations to make the world a better place. We live on that hope. And perhaps all that we can do is to teach our children well. And to tell them on the first day of this new year:

“And you, of tender years, can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.”

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