Respect comes through a gradual process of assimilation which requires patience. Today’s affinity with immediate gratification explains its decline.


Fairy Dust: Expectation dried up & blew away and then turned into hope.

The process of elimination leads to the process of assimilation.

If we were not provided with the knack of being wrong, we could never get anything useful done. We think our way along by choosing between right and wrong alternatives, and the wrong choices have to be made as frequently as the right ones.—Lewis Thomas (United States, 1913-1993; The Medusa and the Snail, 1979)