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Day of Birth, Day of Mourning

Jeremy Lott, Weekly StandardI.Lives of babies as we tend to think of them have a path, an aim that they are ultimately directed toward: a telos. The term comes to us through Aristotle, yet the experience of telos is widespread.Little Jimmy or Juan or Jiang can’t walk or say one word now, but pretty soon he will take his first steps, say his first words, start almost 20 years of schooling, have his first communion or bar mitzvah, date, find a career path, marry, have children of his own, and…

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