Monday, February 17, 2014

"every last one of us can do better than give up."

I happen to believe that America is dying of loneliness, that we, as a people, have brought into the false dream of convenience, and turned away from a deep engagement with our internal lives–those fountains of inconvenient feeling–and toward the frantic enticements of what our friends in the Greed Business call the Free Market.

We're hurtling through time and space and information faster and faster, seeking that network connection. But at the same time we're falling away from our families and our neighbors and ourselves...

[Sugar] understands that attention is the first and final act of love, and that the ultimate dwindling resource in the human arrangement isn't cheap oil or potable water or even common sense, but mercy.
Reading Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. Quote above is from the introduction by Steve Almond.

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