An Acceptance of Failure
“An Acceptance of Failure”
That is often how the comment reads. It doesn’t matter what the post was about, there is a embodied response that suggests the situation is terminal – like it was the last thing you read before the plane crashed on take off – done often enough though it is a habitual response for some people and self-imposed negativity that one imagines is difficult to escape from.
Even though it’s a different time and space with technology and the internet, the relevant past will be there somewhere. Seeing the comparison in context is not always so easy.
In this case I look back to the man we call the ‘Father of Conservatism’ who lived in the later half of the 1700s.
Edmund Burke is a well known writer from the post French Revolution period, an Irish Englishman of some considerable repute and he had this to say;
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
I look at that time and place as the conservative concern began to grow over the declining wellbeing of society.
It’s probably more relevant to men today than it was back then as our post feminist outcome has left men not only suffering from the elevation of female authority and those continuing repercussions but also from the loss of our collective ability to work together.
We’ve been left floundering to cooperate, socially, politically, and commercially.
In the decline, men probably say too little about what they are doing or could be doing out of fear of some form of attack on their efforts.
What do you think?