As I look around it is becoming more and more apparent that I have the most important job in the world. Actually N and I share the most important job in the world. But don't think I'm getting all high and mighty about myself and what I do, it is just that parenting kids is the most important job in the world.
The continued existence of humanity depends on it. Peaceful and equitable societies depend on it. The only way they will be realised is through parents doing a half decent job!
Of course there are others who do something equally important. The cure diseases, solve hunger & water polution, make it possible for societies to operate without the need for so much unnecessary death and suffering. They're doing a good job, but not all of us can do that.
Me? I'm here trying to save the world. First by maintaining the population so humanity continues beyond my generation. Okay I've actually increased the number of humans by 1 over N & myself by having 3 kids. But then I'm hopeful that these 3 will eventually become useful contributors to an equitable society that values and embraces all humanity ensuring that everyone has access to live an adventurous and exciting life (like we are).
So cut me some slack next time you see me, between N & I we're trying to save the world!