This post is rather different from others on this blog; it’s about the unexpected death of our almost 21-year-old granddaughter, Rebecca. In such a short life lived, what kind of ethical worldview might she have had? I cannot answer in a definitive way as I never had that conversation with her but I can imagine one. It was probably a worldview heavily influenced by home, community, and the Catholic religion.
Born and buried in Pittsburgh, Becca, as she was called, grew to adulthood in Overland Park, Kansas. With three brothers, she lived a life of competition in the home and the community where she attended public schools, graduating from Blue Valley West high school in 2010. While competition in itself is not necessarily “good” or “bad”, it can challenge one’s ethical outlook. So how did Becca handle the challenge? Most likely with her faith and the love of her parents and brothers.
The influence of parents is especially powerful in shaping one’s ethical worldview. Is it not so?
Missing Becca are we–Gramps & Gram!
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