We live in an age with a high regard for extraordinary lives – that is, lives that the vast majority of us will never lead. Our heroes have made outsized fortunes, appeared on gigantic screens and demonstrated unique virtue and talent. Their achievements are both dazzling and continuously, in the background, humiliating.
Social Media and the Facebook Companies compel you to strive to be the hero. To be dazling. To share an idea that changes the world but in 15 seconds.
- Call a friend
- Help a neighbor
- Smile at your spouse or partner
- Be warm and gentle
In the late 1650s, the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer painted a picture called The Little Street. Doing so was a quiet but momentous and revolutionary act, with an impact that challenges our values to this day.
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