What have WE lost that we would like to get back?
Our intention at Ponder Effect is not to be a political platform per se, but we would be remiss to focus exclusively on our individual selves and fail to consider broader questions about our community, culture, and collective humanity. These desperately require our attention and intention as well.
And so, let’s take the question of last week, which was intensely personal, and widen it. What have we lost over time that we would like to get back? The “we” could be in reference to a community in which we live or our country or the global community writ large. “Over time” could be in reference to the recent past or something far more distant.
Because we are a group of mixed ages, origins, and beliefs (among other things), we will undoubtedly bring a diversity of viewpoints to this question. How beneficial for all of us! Perhaps by participating in this very discussion, we can begin to recapture one of the things we seem to have lost, which is openness and respect for a diversity of opinion.