My mother took us, as children, to the library weekly. We could pick from the treasure trove of books, come home, and escape into adventures. She knew what we were reading. She knew if I'd picked a book above my general age group.
At the grocery store, she never said no to a Mad Magazine purchase. She knew it had snarky humor, but we were reading, questioning, and thinking.
I thank my late mother for her encouragement. She and my father both let us read the paper, had a variety of magazines in the house, and we could talk about or question something at any time.
Strange times here in 2022. We need to expand our reading and questioning focus, not narrow in on a singular "feed". That's my fear - people aren't thinking. Parents have no clue what their kids are really watching and how they are feeding their minds on the phone.
Read, talk, think on this whatever Wednesday.