Writer, Bill Monroe, Norman Darsur discussed on On Being


Don't think is writer i do think is right i feel connected to every other person who's made that pilgrimage to the wilderness people i know people i don't know but admire um i don't feel lonely so let's talk about how again were in this deep territory paradox how what you asked bribing is the opposite of the standoffs that we have on every side of every year across the spectrum of our culture right now it's like standing up for what we believe in as a way of moving behind our defenses so so i think one way a good way to get into that is you know you have done this research on the elements of belonging to belonging when that's really happening and so the first the first element is people are hard to hate close up move in so this soaps again what you're talking about is not the stance of moving through the world being solitary and a righteous selfrighteous now yeah i mean i think one of the things that we've seen and you know i write about this in this chapter called high lonesome which is like my favorite tradition and bluegrass as high loan summons kind of bill monroe and this kind of way lane and and sorrow captured in music and i talk about this high lonesome culture that were living in right now where we are the most sordid that we've ever been in terms of most of us no longer even hang out with people yeah that disagree with us politically ideologically norman darsur shorting s s o s o r t sorting sorted yes sorted out and has opposed assorted aglet idea i might be resorted right now so i just wanted to me yeah now we're we've sorted ourselves you yes we've sort ourselves into to kind of ideological bunkers and what so craziest how that kind of social demographic changing of sorting entered these ideological bunkers tracks exactly with increasing rates of loneliness yeah yeah and so i would argue that and this goes back to your paradox um nine times out of ten the only thing i have in common with the people behind those bunkers is that we all hate the same people and having shared a hatred of the same people or the same i call it common enemy intimacy out right of at a good phrase now like our our our connection is just an intimacy created by hating the same people.

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