It is one thing to run out of cheese or wine. It is quite another to run out of time. Time, as they say, is of the essence. 2019 was a tumultuous year. We live in the most affluent time in history. (Though many, sadly, don’t know the reasons why). Yet people around the world sense that something profound is missing-- or wrong. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are right. Elites the world over, those ensconced in governments, academia, the media and massive international corporations—as well as dictators like the Iranian mullahs, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong un-- try ever harder to instruct and control the rubes, the peasants, the “deplorables” in fly-over country. And some of them are fighting back.
What will happen? Where are we headed? Will 2020 be a good or a bad year? Will it be as tumultuous as 2019 or even more so? Only time will tell. We can tell time, kill time, waste time, or race time. Everything is a question of time, because, in some sense, time is everything. And it marches on… regardless of our wishes.
There is no time like the present. Ask someone who has narrowly avoided death. Time is a gift. And there is no present like time.
Happy New Year!