“What is the stars?,” asked “Captain” Jack Boyle in Irish playwright Sean O’Casey’s famous work “Juno and the Paycock.” In that case, it is mindless drivel offered by a brainless character with no ability, or desire, to explore deep themes in this world or any other.
Such exploration can be undertaken, but it is challenging for anyone who wants to try it, and in her book “So Far From Home” Margaret J. Wheatley offers several views on the world, the dark details, that she maintains are simple, if negative, observations about our world.
Wheatley’s hope, in outlining an array of gloomy facts, is that readers will engage with them, even if they disagree strongly. The point is not to send off a fiery email to the author but to ponder the ideas, looking for new roadmaps. Here are some dark details about our present world:
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