Some of the absurdities and cruelties of this world can seem so disastrous, so wrong, that we may, at certain moments, seize on a proposed corrective despite its questionable wisdom or feasibility. But in so doing, we may at least call attention to the problems, and inspire deeper contemplation of strategies for solving them.


Maybe some version of the proposal, possibly a less obvious version, could in fact work, or maybe the optimal strategies will turn out to be very different. In either case, engaging with such uncomfortable issues, given the interconnectedness of everything, can spur us to rethink and change some things in our lives, in our spheres of influence, that are due for rethinking and changing.

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