9. Discovering Common Themes
Curly: “Do you know what the secret of life is?”
[Curly holds up one finger]
Mitch: “Your finger?”
Curly: “One thing. Just one thing.
You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit.”
Mitch: “But, what is the ‘one thing’ ?”
Curly: “That’s what you have to find out.”
—JACK PALANCE AS CURLY AND BILLY CRYSTAL AS MITCH ROBBINS IN City Slickers (1991)
I choose the quiet live. I have little political ambition or desire for celebrity. The extent of my political involvement is to vote in national elections. But even a quiet person can be concerned about worldwide events and what seems to be never-ending conflict among nations.
Maybe there are things we can learn from history to understand better the nature of ...