Even in this little town, we feel like what we do is very connected with the real center of people's lives. We're not saying we're always Mr. Effective, but we don't feel like our life is off to the side of what's important. You know? We don't feel our happiness and comfort are based on closing our eyes to trouble within ourselves or trouble in other people. We don't feel like a negligible little scrap, floating around in some kind of empty void, with no sense of connectedness to anything around us except by virtue of whatever little philosophies we can scrape together on my own.

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