Democracy–A Most Fragile Thing


Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 12.55.59 PM«Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.»  Randolph Bourne

All precious things in life, friendships, loved ones etc. are always the most fragile things in life.

To often our lives quickly become disordered.  We find ourselves concerned about things that are insignificant and ignore those things that are most endearing and precious to what gives our lives meaning and joy.  The requirements to just survive in our materialist world assist us greatly in forgetting the most precious things by focusing on just staying above water.  This is why the most precious things in life are the most fragile.

This dangerous effect of mis-prioritizing our lives has become something of a disease.  Our ability to rationally situate and order our lives according to WHAT REALLY MATTERS is perhaps our biggest challenge individually and collectively.  One crucial priority is democracy.

Democracy to most…

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