Cavalier: (adj) showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.
If we can laugh at it, we can mock it.
If we can mock it, we can make it seem insignificant.
If we can make it seem insignificant, we can deny its importance.
If we can deny its importance, we can stop doing it.
A nasty little process that’s being practiced every day in the entertainment industry, politics and even religion.
The cavalier approach we take to essential issues is damnable. You cannot take life-giving activities and place them on pedestals and put them in the museum of
“practices of the past” without setting up the destruction of our species.
Every morning I get up and ask myself, “What is important?”
It’s not important that my eggs are over-easy. That’s just nice.
It’s not important that my coffee was made correctly. That would be amazing.
It’s not important that my car did not start. That sets up a possibility for a lasting repair.
It is important that I have enough self-awareness to be aware of the other “selves” I will encounter.
To take the cavalier attitude that certain situations, certain occupations and certain people don’t really matter because they are either impossible to handle or not worth the time is the definition of hell on Earth.
After all, hell is the absence of God.
And God is the presence of “loving your neighbor as yourself.”