Ours is an age of distraction. The background to our lives is the white noise of inconsequential television programs, pompous pundits, shrill talkback callers, ten second news grabs, and the cult of celebrity. In this environment, the need for contemplation and some introspection becomes compelling; a time to stop and think; to make our way, guided by a moral compass, a bearing that divines our best instincts.
From: The Third Annual Manning Clark Lecture - "A Time for Reflection:Political Values in the Age of Distraction," delivered by the Hon Paul Keating at the National Library of Australia on Sunday 3 March 2002.
A better world is possible.
May you find time in these days to contemplate your part in guiding & shaping the future of our world toward a goodness that can be more available for all.
Toward eupan ~
~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.