21 September 2011

Insecure abundance

When someone in scarce circumstances experiences the scarcity it allows for many opportunities for finding meaning. The activities of scarcity – the exercise of cooking or of defending the homestead –  are always meaningful in their own right. 
When someone experiences scarcity when his material conditions are actually those of abundance then it allows only for empty lives devoid of meaning. 
Yes,  devastating oppression and unrelenting terror are horrible political conditions in which to live but insecure abundance affords a horror of its own stripe.

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