Marshall McLuan was the Phil Olsen of philosophers. “Affluence creates poverty.” What an arc! And, “The medium is the message.” Which brings me to this. Hasn’t the best and most clear-eyed communication about the global challenge been coming from women? Aren’t wolf packs matriarchies? Weren’t we ourselves matriarchal millennia ago? And isn’t it a fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same?
My sense of the pandemic is that it’s hastening a shift in the collective consciousness. As those who have emerged from addiction have realized, the good news is first of all bad news.
The main thing is not to see a man as he sees himself.
If a man’s joy is jammed, his sole remediation is to inspire its release in somebody else. He has to give what he thinks he doesn’t have.
It sounds like an innocent question but it’s ego who asks: “What’s next?”