I replied “the day I summarily judge a man as worthless for being poor, I will have…Continue
Experience provides an opportunity to learn but it does not guarantee that anything is learned from it.
Much like a pupil that is merely present for class, being present during life’s events, does not by itself guarantee that one will have learned anything.
Few are the people that grow both older and wiser. Most people simply grow older and more irrational.
We all differ in our ability to participate in the lives of others but we all have the opportunity, the choice, to participate in the lives of others more fully than we do now.
And yet we don’t do it out of fear, out of ambivalence to the suffering of others and because we tell ourselves that we are too busy and our own lives too messed to help others. Yet, all that it takes is to reach out without fear and to care, a simple embrace, to share food, and to…Continue