Today’s short text from the very long Psalm 119 asks “How can young people keep their way pure?” Apart from my instant retort that this question also applies to old fossils like yours truly, I hesitate to pontificate from a lofty platform of age and experience when I have never had to face the kinds of pressures that the generations have coming up behind me. This is underlined by a Robert Reich quote I just saw on my social media feed and which has universal application:
The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy.
Maybe I’ll just leave this younger bloke to sing the psalm for all our edification:
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I’m a great fan of Reich’s work, and I do fully agree with the quote and the post as a whole