one little corner
vegetating one’s lifetime
put down that iPhone!
Mr. Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Flip this and not traveling, content to vegetate in one little corner, is a green house garden of prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Content to vegetate in one little corner.
Sounds like a fate worse than death.
Unless I am connected.
Connected in such a way that I no longer notice that I am vegetating in a corner.
Hard to see what is going on.
Hard to notice what is happening around me.
Hard to care.
If I am looking straight down at my hand the whole day.