Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Some thoughts on and apologies to Henry David Thoreau,

Back before my Bar Mitzvah, in 1849, Henry David Thoreau wrote the following in "Civil Disobedience," "most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

In the 21st Century, things seem worse.

More desperate.


I wonder should we re-write.

And if the re-write should read like this: "most men lead lives of quiet castration and go to their grave without looking up from their iphone screens."

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