My dear,

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

… At least in the long run it is.

Taking time to properly raise children – teach them right from wrong, why right is better than wrong, and how to do right not wrong – is far easier than repairing broken men. Broken men who were never taught as children how to be strong because parents found it easier not to teach them then.

Let’s take the hard path now, for our future will be easier (and better) for it.

Falsely yours,
Frederick Douglass