One of the things we do in life to keep ourselves sane is assign higher value to those closer to, and more like, us: My brother is worth more to me than my cousin whom I value more than my fellow citizen whom I value more than, well, a random human-being on the planet. I don't think it is always this way, and I don't think it should be.Neither do I. Go read the whole thing, and then go write a check, and then go pray if you're somebody who does that.
Monday, October 31, 2005
I like it when others say what I've been thinking better than I. Eric Umansky writes in The Coming Deaths in Pakistan: