Agree- a nurturing parent makes it easier. However, let’s note that parental guidance towards the messy, uncomfortable truths of the world, while helpful, is not essential. I’m waking more every day and find that my parents maintain the same centrist to conservative perspective that they have throughout their lives.
That’s not to say they haven’t progressed in their own worldviews about civil rights and environmentalism, etc. I wonder what the “bell curve of wokeness” would look like parsed by generation, though. Meaning- it is SO important for young blood to become involved politically. Bit of a ramble there, but anyway…thanks, Caitlin.