So your old pal Ruffers has found this gem on the rags website. (Monbiot alert).
THE MODERN FAMILY teaches its children to surrender freedoms, live to work and join a paranoid metropolitan elite
"From infancy to employment, this is a life-denying, love-denying mindset, informed not by joy or contentment, but by an ambition that is both desperate and pointless, for it cannot compensate for what it displaces: childhood, family life, the joys of summer, meaningful and productive work, a sense of arrival, living in the moment. For the sake of this toxic culture, the economy is repurposed, the social contract is rewritten, the elite is released from tax, regulation and the other restraints imposed by democracy"
Seems pretty relevant for DiSsers.
Did your parents attitudes to aspiration and over achieving contribute to your anxiety, an unattainable desire for perfection leaving you permanently incomplete?
Is your parenting style likely to do the same for your kids?