How humbling or degrading is the feeling that I’ve succumbed – with no real intent on my part - to the legalism of self-preservation?
This question came to mind while reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 commencement address to Harvard University.
Unbeknownst to me until now, anxiety set in on Wednesday around noon.
I was coming home from a morning meeting, when I noticed that I had about a quarter tank of gas left in my car. I stopped at two gas stations and they were both out of gas. I was still calm at this point.