If you’re one of the three people who reads this here premier “web log,” you may have once checked out the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is just one of the the opening lines from David Brooks’s profoundly shallow column today “What Suffering Does,”
People shoot for happiness but feel formed through suffering.
Yup, it’s 817 (yup, checked) words just saying that suffering affects people.