Tye is a real person.
Don't you wonder what Social Security will mean for Tye? I do.
I'll never forget an interview I heard once of Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam frontman, explaining how parenthood changed- and in some ways, didn't change- his view of the world. When asked if being a father had changed him, he said that if anything, it made him angrier. He was angry that the same issues he was fighting ten years ago are still unsolved, and his daughter has entered a world that isn't any better off now than it was then. As he said, parenthood "fueled" his anger. Vedder's response was shocking, insightful, and thought-provoking. If we were fighting for what we believed before, how much more important should those issues be to us now that we have children inheriting the world? If that isn't a call to action, I don't know what is.