The answer for me is easy when I look at my girls.
Although some may ask why would anyone bring children into this ever-complicated and unforgiving adult world, I would ask the converse.
When the why of wonder and laughter is what can power our hearts, when nothing we've tried is ever in vain, and when everything we've done is forever accomplished, then why not?
But I'm not naive; I know that the world is a perpetual tinderbox one spark away from violence of every kind, and that weekly economic volatility is the new and true normal these days.
The answer for me today is still easier than it's ever been. In fact, I joked the other day that while on family vacation, I had half a mind to find the other half.
I already have. That half is the one that compels me forward to make even a chicken scratch of a difference, via wonder and laughter.