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Betting on America by Edward Wakin, James W Cortada

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Chapter 3. RENEWING OUR WAYS OF THINKING

 

But we are all seekers. We all want to know why….a story without end, as we continue to explore our humanity in the eternal Why. And we see how we have come from seeking meaning to finding meaning in the seeking.

 
 --Historian Daniel J. Boorstin

At a previously obscure safety supply company in Long Island City across from Manhattan, New Yorkers lined up in pursuit of safety after 9-11. They “besieged” the supplier (as reported by a New Yorker magazine reporter), selecting and buying gloves, suits for chemical spills, respirators, and gas masks. At one extreme of anxiety, a woman customer asked, “Do you have masks for dogs?” At the other extreme—life-as-usual—the warehouse manager dismissed an obvious question ...

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