May 29th, 2015

Not Ex-Cathedra But True Enough To Suit Me.

Some people still defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will  inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the World.  This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.  Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting. -- Pope Francis.

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Answer for question 4388.

If you could get back in touch with one person from your past, who would it be? Why do you want to reconnect with them? Why did you lose contact over the years?
I have no answer to this question, but the question did make me think about things i haven't thought about. If a friend is defined as someone who is not "blood of my blood" but who is close to my heart and with whom i want to regularly interact and who, i think, feels the same way about me, i have no friends other than my spouse and my LJ friends.

But this was not true in high school sixty-four years ago. I had a half dozen close friends, one of whom i almost married. We went our different ways. Geographic distance, different interests and lifestyles, and my undiagnosed autism probably all played a role. What if i had known then that these would be almost the only friends i would ever have?

I contacted two that i had felt especially close to about fifteen years later. We didn't hit it off; the "magic" of high school was gone.