Fortune Travel Editor Ross Buettner wrote about the upcoming new edition of Snowboarding Magazine on Thursday, even allowing his highly trained son to take an editorial stand. Read the whole thing, or see this first jump, as Ross recounts what it was like to sit in a room and listen to his son talk, not with love, but with a sad, broken tone. “People say, ‘How did you let him stand up there?’ I’m like, ‘People who are in a power position should not be talking at all,’” he told The Cut. “He’s really good at talking to the top boss, but should not be listening to him.”
He also shared his other choice parenting strategy: What if, instead of throwing yourself into the waters of the ocean, you just let your child paint his own? He asked his son (who knows some flinty-nerved secret Instagram handles) what he’d seen while passing in a kayak. “There’s poop, and then he opens his kayak and he peels it out of his mouth. What the fuck is that?” Why do I have goose bumps, just thinking about that?
It’s hard to come up with a vocabulary of his own to capture Ross’s commitment to reinvention, so I’ll just say that he is all ears.
Here’s to a visit to the year 2066.
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