It’s easy to get bogged down with all the troubles of the modern world. I feel like it’s more important than ever to take a step back, and get some perspective on which issue (singular) to tackle first. I also feel like children may have mastered this far better than any adult.
I was on a bus recently, and overheard a young girl say to her mother (with no sense of irony, because she was too young to understand the concept of irony) “What if we’re giants and everyone else is small? How will we play together?” All the troubles and tensions of the world, and that’s the one existential crisis keeping her up at night, and I happen to think that’s beautiful.
That problem can be easily tackled. That’s an issue I can actually solve with a single post of Facebook. I can log on right now and type the words “We are not giants. Everyone can safely play together.” Problem solved. Crisis averted. Insert jazz hands.
(listen at https://soundcloud.com/yourfaultforlistening/pankow)