On importance and significance

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How much of our public discourse is explanation and how much is justification? How much is about truth and how much is about a determined pursuit of truthiness? How much is about what I find and how much is about what I can get?

Perhaps it is too much cynicism or perhaps I am just worn out on people so full of answers in times that seem to beggar any answer. I don’t know.

We seem forever stuck in a crescendo of competing monologues. We live with the illusion of the importance of volume and so many conversations seem to be about little more than who can be the loudest.

I am no less guilty than anyone else. When so much is so loud I too compete to make sure I am heard.

I think sometimes when we try so hard to make a difference we lose sight of what…

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