As I write this it is early Saturday morning. Everyone else in the house is asleep and it is very quiet, a stillness that seems unusual. Part of that is the weather. There will be storms later today. This is the calm before that. The tranquility is intoxicating. I wonder if it can be bottled, not for personal profit, but rather to offer as a balm for those in distress. It seems that so many are. They could use some peace, with themselves and with the world that envelopes them.
There is injustice in the world, a lot of it. There is also a lot of mindless behavior that ends up antagonizing others where there literally is no intent to do so. My prior belief is that we should take umbrage with the former and roll with the punches for the latter. But because I had the requisite statistics class in grad school, I know there are type 1 and types 2 errors. What do those do to my prior beliefs?
Part of this is how aware we all are of others and are sensitive to their needs. A question I have is whether such sensitivity is learned or not and then, if it is not learned early in life, can it be learned later? The patterns that we get used to and comfort us harden over time. Getting out of our cocoon gets harder and harder to do.
As I have only questions here, I wonder how others seem sure they have answers. There do seem to be people with quite different answers, and where one answer precludes the other. Is there some synthesis possible that demonstrates progress can be made? Gridlock itself is distressing.
I so like the calm of the early morning. But now it is time to clean up the kitchen so the day can start.