Towards Better Democracy

Good words, well written, better the world. Good literature betters the world immeasurably.

“I’m too poor to pay attention.”

I have always thought this one of the most ridiculous expressions I have ever heard. I am not sure to this day what that says of the speaker. Paying attention is free and, if you don’t the consequence are great, if not life threatening. I heard this from a man who worked in the same area I was in. We worked in what was then the tallest office tower in the United States, long since superceded. He was a draftsman and I an Engineer, that self-exiled profession in which I spent the greatest part of my life.

Born 10 November, 1945, only now am I able to pay attention. I was too poor in spirit to do so before. Now, I can.

And the difference is not just night and day but between Mars and Venus.

Malcolm D B Munro
Saturday 20 January, 2018


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