“I realised that I had to sort myself out with a new lanyard or I was going to struggle with my tribe.”
Speed is of the essence in the online world but faced with the Aladdin’s cave of cultural riches, one’s response is invariably one of sluggishness, of planning for a putative future that will never come.
There is nothing we can do to make normal or “appropriate” the death of a dear friend, or a beloved public figure.
To remain uncut, I was told, is to remain spiritually cut off from the Jewish people.
From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.