He was sharing about his life
and his experinece running shops.
I really appreciated hearing what he had to share.
He's done something that many people haven't.
He's worked away for years.
At one job.
paying the bills.
He's going to be able to retire soon.
But his work is all he has done.
He's never lived anywhere else.
He doesn't have other work.
I asked him about it.
He said that he wouldn't do it again.
What did it amount to?
And after all his work, how did it end for him?
A bit sobering considering what Becky and I are trying to do in life.
It seems like the only route to go if you are wanting to do something that does not fit into the current system
is to be true and find people who are on the same wavelength.
Guaranteed massive workload
And it's not easy to figure the way forward.
While he shared, the conversation easily entered politics and religion.
Talk about an awesome scene.
Two white guys.
Talking about politics and religion in public.
But as far as I can see it,
we have to start talking.
To each other.
And it needs to be done in public.
No one really knows what it looks like to dialogue out loud, in public, with people who think very differently from yourself.
I know I haven't seen it.
But I do believe it's possible.
Well, I guess I know it is
because it happened today.
It seems like the answer to all of our problems immediate and perennial is the same:
Love each other.