Yes. Yet where do we ultimately find our respite, our peace from all this stress, this dislocation, this anxiety?

And for some of us it began, or became exacerbated with COVID. But for many, especially the young, even though we may not have noticed, it was there and extreme long before the virus.

Which is why so many are so withdrawn and so easily victimized. Why so many are turning away from the possibility of realizing their true potential. Why so many are unwilling to have hope for the future; unwilling or unable. Why they are frozen. Why they turn to potentially false guides and drain their own resources further, and further fall into misery as a result.

I don't know the answers. But the problems are fairly clear because they are the same as they always have been. And I sense very deep down that the facile solutions we offer today are not working. Because most of them are being offered by...marketers.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.