By Bill Tammeus
Because of the odd temporary nature of journalism, no longer each column can stand the try of time. yet many—even these approximately occasions approximately long gone from the general public consciousness--contain lasting truths. A reward of Meaning is a suite of these lasting truths from invoice Tammeus, a columnist for the Kansas urban Star.
Each piece finds Tammeus's try to combat everlasting that means from the occasions and reports that sweep us alongside day through day.
I stopped by means of a homeless guard the opposite day to determine a person i do know. As I waited, I felt quite conspicuous in my go well with and tie. in truth, the pleasant guy on the info table requested me if i used to be a pastor. I chuckled.
But as I sat within the foyer ready to work out the guy I got here to examine on, i used to be struck back by way of what could be the so much tricky of all human projects: empathy. that's, the problem of truly placing ourselves within the sneakers of others.
In the tip, A reward of Meaning is not only a presentation of chanced on that means, but in addition a decision to readers to prevent and imagine for themselves. This publication is a call for participation to respire deeply and hunt down the which means of what the realm heaves at us on a daily basis. it really is an supplying of insights that may offer clean methods of comprehending issues readers suggestion they already understood.
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A Gift of Meaning by Bill Tammeus