10.18.2008

interdependence

I'm curled up on my couch, studying some vocabulary flash cards. CNN is on the television. I should have turned it out. Shoulda, coulda, didn't. The reporter is talking to patrons at a party for the some Wall Street exec. They are talking about lifestyles on Wall Street before and after this crisis.

While watching this piece, I was struck by the isolation that Americans live in. Take the words of one interviewee: "It may be new and different to middle America, but this is where things happen."

I can hear the retort of a farming friend from my hometown saying, "I've got news for you, New York City, this is where things happen. Wanna eat?"

We're more interdependant than we're willing to admit.

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