“But that is wrong. Mastery isn’t our default state of being. Mastery is a great accomplishment, achieved only temporarily and with tremendous help from other people. From birth, we fitfully climb the ladder from childlike clumsiness to adult virtuosity. Loss of that dexterity is part of life. We use our prime years to help the weak, to raise our own children, to ease our parents into old age. Or at least we should.”
I wish we weren't as blustery and quick to hide anything that's wrong in this country, and this piece illustrates how much it hurts us to be this way. We all need others and we all have weaknesses and I feel like this year of all years has reminded many of us of that.