A more insightful writer is only a few clicks away. A prettier face is only a swipe away. A happier family is only a scroll away. We are all in a battle against despair and loneliness. The least we can do is tell one another, “hey, I see you.”
Hot takes are like bottle rockets. They flash, move quickly, startle, and burn out in a second. Most fall harmlessly to the ground. Others strike objects or start fires.
“But as for Abraham there was no one who could understand him.”
At the time when divine truth lay buried under this vast and dense cloud of darkness; when religion was sullied by so many impious superstitions;
Is there anything more depressing than advertisements that run on cable news? I’m speaking specifically of the happy retirement type. These ads attempt to convince us that the American dream is to retire early to a senior center in Florida where one can enjoy days full of golf, Viagra, and Mazda Miatas.
Thankfully, each successive generation does not start with a blank slate. The frameworks of the past exist in the subconsciousness of our culture and institutions. Each life lived passes on more than genes and instincts.