But the universe is not a dream. It was not dreamt up. This existence is no mere prelude to something infinitely greater. It isn't a warm-up or run-through. There are no other life-supporting systems. This belief is in agreement with other transcendental religions.
Why don't we just tell kids the truth? We're trashing their future and in the meantime trying to brainwash them with lies so they'll end up forgiving us for destroying their world, or better yet, join us in the delusion.
Kids need the truth. The truth gives life meaning. The truth gives life a purpose and value. All religious thinking and philosophy are false doctrines. Under the guise of protect
Advocates of transcendentalsm attempt to reconcile the clear violence the majority culture does by saying, look, now, how reasonable we are. But when you examine the evidence, there is no evidence of reasonable. We say we are being fair, when we take more than our share, we say we are being prudent when we diminish our resources. We congratulate ourselves by putting food on the table today while taking out of the mouths of children in the future.
There are two ways out of this: keep lying to the kids and try to convince them this world is shit and we can't help ourselves, or tell them the truth and risk having them judge us.
As most parents have children as an accident of circumstance or an act of egotistical or selfish reasons (to make a copy of oneself and raise it as a pet) the latter option, to tell the kid the truth, is clearly the less popularly-followed path.