If all goes according to my perfect plan that can’t go wrong, I’ll be having my first child at approximately the worst time in American history, circa 2026-2027. This changes a person’s priorities, so that you can’t go around suicide bombing over the smallest little things. Since I won’t have much bandwidth to adapt as things are going to shit, what heuristics do you use for things like risking your life, your lifelihood, deciding which hills to die on, when to bend vs. break, etc?
Or, more briefly, what advice would you give to a new dad who has to decide between principles and his duty to his family? I’m good on the extremes like not disavowing Jesus when there’s a gun pointed at my head, and not going on suicide missions when there are unattached young men around for that kind of thing. It’s the more pedestrian stuff like “Do I join my homeschool co-op’s protest of some legal attack on us, or are they too cuckservative to be trusted in a risky situation?” Maybe imagine the feds are insisting that homeschool girls absolutely must attend a module where they put condoms on bananas.