Advance Composition Discussion
“Traditional depictions of the family present it as a voluntary site of intimacy and warmth, but it also functions as a site of consumption.”
Customary portrayals of the family show the loved ones as an unpaid position of understanding and sincerity, but it also operates as a position of depletion.
The key words unpaid position and position of depletion indicate that the much loved ones that are unpaid are the ones that will deplete everything. Love gives and gives until there is nothing left. Therefore the family will deplete it resources.
I think it is trying to tell us in order to replenish you must say no sometimes. Like do not give to a child throwing a temper tantrum. You must give love and punishment for the family to last. That goes for everyone in the family. It is a give and take situation. If you only give them everything, you will run out. This concept is for whatever income level you are at. If I was a billionaire, my children I would still want to give everything. I would still have to tell them no even if I could afford everything they want. Example “no you can’t drink and drive”. This is a love even more than the giving. This is a love to keep them alive and a better life.
What you say or write about has always happened or was thought about before being said or written. Now that it is said, it brings back memories or stimulates memories. The mind is amazing. I like your paraphrase very much. It helps me to understand the sentence more.