Debt to Parents

You don’t pay back your parents. You can’t. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It’s a sort of entailment. Or if you don’t have children of the body, it’s left as a debt to your common humanity.

– A Civil Campaign (1999) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Shared from my SCI-FI QUOTES Android app

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