Scary how relevant this remains

“…what the American public wants is a tragedy with a happy ending…” “A tragedy with a happy ending” is exactly what the child wants before he goes to sleep…, but as long as he needs it he remains a child, and the world he lives in is a nursery-world. Things are not always and everywhere well with the world, and each man has to find it out as he grows up. It is the finding out that makes him grow, and until he has faced the fact and digested the lesson he is not grown up… The same thing is true for countries and peoples. The “sheltered life,” whether of the individual or of the nation, must either have a violent and tragic awakening – or never wake up at all.– French Ways and Their Meaning, Edith Wharton


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