Jan 3, 2008

What shall we then do?

"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly." For some reason, people don't understand this. But it is a ringing defense of the amateur, the person who does a wide variety of things out of love rather than one specialized thing out of mere professionalism.
Man has always lost his way. There is a greater disparity than ever between the rich and poor. Our families are falling apart, our schools are in utter chaos, our basic freedoms are under assault. It affects every one of us.
Apathy has infested our hearts. It is why some can commit suicide, why some can kill others, why some can fight, why some can simply watch the brief newsflashes fluttering across a vacant screen being received by even more vacant eyes.
We Americans suffer from insularism and denial, nothing seems to raise us out of our apathy. It is symptomatic of an insidious general malaise, rooted in a disturbing national detachment.

What shall we then do?

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