Last week, the web was rocked with news that Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old who was circumnavigating the world alone, had gone missing. Immediately, the response from parents the web over was to criticize her parents: "who would let their teen do such a crazy thing?"
I would. My parents did. My question is, "who wouldn't?"
When Abby Sunderland was adrift in the Indian Ocean, her plight made headlines and bloggers buzzed about the ethics of the situation. How young is too young for epic adventures? Why would parents let a child barely legal to drive a car attempt to sail around the world? As Dr. Helen blogged, are Abby Sunderland's parents negligent or noble?
Possible answer? Greedy.