The Stuff of Stuff: in hopes of perpetuating only those things which engender thought, wonder, and awareness.
As a child I often used the tried and true, “But mom, kids are starving in Africa. How can I finish this meal comfortably, knowing that?” She’d respond with the tried and more true, “You must finish this meal so that you are strong enough to actually help them.”
This has nothing to do with Africa or starving children. It’s just that nothing is more important than nurturing burgeoning talent. So that they may become strong enough to one day save us.