A child changes everything. It signals the end of an egocentric life and the beginning of a life that revolves around someone else. In this impressive essayistic book, Leander Scholz develops a new understanding of society based on the life-changing experience of caring for another person.
When Leander Scholz became a father, his life changed fundamentally – not just his daily and emotional life, but also his world view. He learned how the job of caring for others differs from the relentless pursuit of success. In this moving personal text, he suggests that we seek inspiration in the experience of parenting and strive for a community-oriented understanding that goes beyond self-fulfilment. He also makes a plea for the right to vote from birth: because, in order to inject fresh life into democracy and think past the present, children have to be politically represented. Living Together is both an intimate and emancipatory book.