Full circle

Check out Rod Dreher’s argument that now is Wendell Berry’s time:

“In the months and years to come, we all will have to learn the meaning of limits. Wendell Berry is no dour scold who preaches a joyless austerity. To the contrary, he tells us that what we truly seek in life is not comfort, but meaning — and that you don’t have to live a life of rigorous asceticism to find it. Rather, we only need to order our lives around the ancient idea that happiness depends on virtue — virtue lived in community. We can only be fulfilled by living within the bounds prescribed by our nature, and in fidelity not to our selfish desires but to the greater good of our families, friends and communities.”

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  1. Ilíon

    … We can only be fulfilled by living within the bounds prescribed by our nature, and in fidelity not to our selfish desires but to the greater good of our families, friends and communities.

    “Community” is meaningless.

    The actual flesh-and-blood human beings whom we know (and cherish) and just that: actual flesh-and-blood human beings whom we know (and cherish).

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