10.14.15–>”Contemporary Violence”

There is a pervasive form of contemporary violenceā€¦activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violenceā€¦.It kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.

-Thomas Merton

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