There have been many long absences I’ve taken from posting here. For many different reasons. One of the most paramount being the troubling times we’re going through.
I know that seems odd. It feels odd to say. But the fact is that I don’t see a purpose in telling people things they already want to know, things they already know, things they simply agree with. It serves no purpose in the long run. There is no reason to search for things you already agree with and read opinions that you already hold.
In these times it seems there is an intellectual cowardice, an inability to open one’s mind to the possibility of being wrong. Where on the one hand, there are people who surround themselves with sycophantic voices, seeking only praise and “likes,” there is on the other hand people who seek conflict for conflicts sake, and not for the sake of bettering oneself through reasoned argument.
There is, then, little purpose in posting things that I find curious or fascinating if the goal of reading has become to decide if one likes what is written or not, rather than growth and inspiration of new thought.
I haven’t given up. I simply needed a break. I will endeavor to write more posts more often for those, however few, who want to listen. And for my own fragmented sanity.
Wishing you well