Been 2 months. Still not over it.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

Such an outlook impresses me and consoles me as we approach the turn of the year into 2012; as my son prepares to graduate from college and to genuinely enter that world of adults; as I try to reconcile the state of our financial and political affairs wondering how drastic will be the necessary reconciliation of the imbalances.