Myself when young did eagerly frequent
Doctor and Saint, and heard great Argument
About it and about: but evermore
came out by the same door as in I went.
As I grow older, I see the uselessness of stuff like theology, philosophy and political science. Unfortunately I can’t trust history either. All these fields of study tend to be parochial and have a ‘we-know-it-all’ attitude. Literature and art just don’t have the answers and may be the right way to go for this world which turns and turns in a widening gyre (Yeats) and hurtles towards self-destruction. C’mon, dear reader do you know what comes after this life, where do we go, whom do we meet? Literature, unlike all other fields of inquiry has a straightforward answer, let’s ++++ing admit it, we don’t know the answers to the really biggies. So as old chum Ruby said long ago; have a smile and don’t put others down just because they disagree with you.