Surrender is only defeat when you don’t know the difference.
I feel more disengaged each week and I like it. The culture seems to want me upset about something all the time, but the only thing I feel like being upset about is trying to think of a title for a new book and getting rid of the 4 pounds I gained on the cruise. If being detached makes me selfish, I suppose we will all be in the end when peace is what we want as we say goodbye, and all the angst of all the wars and elections and divisions and conflicts mean absolutely nothing. I’m just getting a head start.