Age of reason

cross by zenobia_joy on flickrMy wife and daughter are catholic. I am not. I am nothing — in a spiritual sense.

At lunch, my wife explained to me that my daughter is at the age of reason; the threshold where people are deemed to begin to be morally responsible.

It’s a fascinating concept. If true, my child is now accountable for her acts in some profound sense a younger child is not. She can be generous, indifferent, self-absorbed, cruel and kind. She is capable of guilt, courage and hope.

Second grade was hard enough.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.

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