This due primarily to complacency and apathy that thrives in this country from the skyscrapers of New York City, to the run down double-wide trailer in podunk Mississippi. 90 more words
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There’s an old eLFonian saying,
“Through much adversity, can come much strength. Through much apathy, can come much waste.”
May you be strengthened by your adversity and may any apathy lingering at your doorstep be laid to waste.
Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of being in the world, and there are kinds and grades of each. There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy; the sober silence that goes with a solemn animal face; the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul, whence emerge new thoughts; the alive silence of alert perception, ready to say, “This… this…”; the musical silence that accompanies absorbed activity; the silence of listening to another speak, catching the drift and helping him be clear; the noisy silence of resentment and self-recrimination, loud and subvocal speech but sullen to say it; baffled silence; the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos.