A lesson learned, or a realization reached, by a person associated with privilege, that may seem obvious to others whose material wealth or access to comfort is compromised by larger global systems.
Tim told his friend Gina that in the days following the Hurricane
he was restless and starting to get depressed
. Without the subways running
and no cable or Internet
he didn’t know what to do with himself.
“I was laying in my bed one afternoon looking up at the ceiling,” explained Tim, “and it hit me: I didn’t always have to be busy to feel valuable. I am enough.”
“Duh!” said Gina, “sounds like you had a first world epiphany