The idea is disorded. Money value cannot be held in higher regard than life value.
Yet, that is the way of belief in capital. Money makes money. Life makes life. Our thinking has become unbalanced by the belief that money makes life and life makes money.
This is the source of suffering and misery.
Ill-health is the product of disorded thinking.
Our economic and social way of conducting human existence is doomed to fail with disastrous results. We will kill one another. We will not care. We will import and export cynicism, hatred, inequality, and violence.
Look at police killing the unfortunate. Only property is now valued. Life is expendable. Police protect property. People are the enemies of the propertied.
I know of no solution.
I know no resolution.
It is lent.
The desolate and dissolute wander our roads and sidewalks. Desolation and dissolution hang heavy over the country.
The monk's words to cheer up, things are only going to get worse -- come back.
We have only each other to pray for.
We can do nothing -- and that's what we should be doing.