Current affairs

It used to be a thing — current affairs that is — but these days, at least to me, it seems to have gone the way of everything Internet-bound; namely, if it doesn’t have the necessary salacious and/or gossip factor then it’s not worth a damn.

But I’m desperate for some serious journalism; a strong interviewer or at least a sensible one; and less of the hype and more of the solemn. At this point, I’m reminded, once again, of the wonderful book “Enough” by the late Jack Bogle. The chapter titles will suffice:

“Too Much Cost, Not Enough Value”
“Too Much Speculation, Not Enough Investment”
“Too Much Complexity, Not Enough Simplicity”
“Too Much Counting, Not Enough Trust”
“Too Much Business Conduct, Not Enough Professional Conduct”
“Too Much Salesmanship, Not Enough Stewardship”
“Too Much Focus on Things, Not Enough Focus on Commitment”
“Too Many Twenty-first Century Values, Not Enough Eighteenth-Century Values”
“Too Much ‘Success,’ Not Enough Character”

Perhaps it is I don’t see the light as often as I used to or I’m looking in all the wrong places, but something tells me that we’ll continue to gloss over the underlying grief et al. until it’s too late.

Way too late.

Anyhow, have a good Friday.

Blessings and much love,

— Ju