Monday, July 21, 2014

Reflection for the Week–July 21

Many people, in what I will refer to as Generation L, are intoxicated with suspicion. They claim they are suspicious of everything. And why not? What’s worth trusting? After all, heroines and heroes have all but disappeared from the scene these days, except in fantasy stories. As that is the case, the L Generation may have something going for it. But I wonder if such elevated toxicity levels of suspicion could be a problem, since it seems that no one is entirely suspicious. Here’s why. Trust always precedes suspicion, thus suspicion presupposes trust because we all have to trust the accuracy of our suspicions, otherwise we wouldn’t have them.