I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.
I have some crazy good ideas about how to turn things around in this country. I know things are bad for a lot of folks, and part of me wants to make a difference.
But part of me also just wants to live. Part of me wants to save up enough for a homestead and just live off the land. Part of me sees how fast and complicated the world has become and I want to step away and let it be.
As such, Thoreau’s quote comes to mind. And it makes me wonder whether it is for me to make this a good place to live in, or simply to live in it. I’ll entertain thoughts and opinions, because I sure as hell don’t know the answer.