All this mess we seem to be stewing in right now could be the dust rising from opening doors long closed. Or discovering new ones. It could be us getting caught off-guard, nudged and sometimes pushed. All this mess could be us feeling irksome of seeing particularly non-flattering realities. Of having to navigate uncharted waters. Again.
A mess can be dealt with. Dust can settle. Like it’s said about how each generation tends to think they are the most special ones ever to live, it could appear as “this is the most messy the world has ever been.” That being a perfectly valid feeling when you are caught in the thick of it, it might do us better to try and not dwell there for too long.
Because a mess can be fixed and dust can settle. If and when that happens, I wouldn’t want to be too attached to the dusty mess to stand clueless breathing cleaner air.
It should be obvious enough but it’s amazing nonetheless, how we try to keep it together even when the dust is thick and visibility is challenging.
It’s easy to be cynical and maintain that nothing is ever getting better. “You have to be able to hold two ideas in your head at once: the world is getting better and it’s not good enough!”
It’s easy to be cynical and maintain that nothing is ever getting better. “You have to be able to hold two ideas in your head at once: the world is getting better and it’s not good enough!” […] Continue Reading…
“[…]And yet, as a culture that worships at the altar of immediacy and instant gratification, we continue to romanticize the largely mythic notion of the overnight success, overlooking the years of struggle and failure that paved the way for some of humanity’s most admired and accomplished luminaries.”
This celebration of youth, coupled with technology, has distorted our perception of time — the world moves faster, and so do our […] Continue Reading…
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Malls are convenient spots for some quality urban leisure. And libraries are enriching spots. Mix them up and you get a wonderful place to have some quality, enriching times.
It could be located among the top-most floors, giving it a calm-er atmosphere than the other floors.
There could be some open-to-all sections in addition to the members-only area. This way, the occasional/casual readers will not […] Continue Reading…