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Author(s): BURMS, Arnold
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 1 Issue: 3 Date: September 1994
External reality is not moved by our personal dramas; even when our world is collapsing, the world continues its normal course, as if nothing had happened. Of course we know that the most poignant human suffering will not stop the sun from shining or the world from turning. Yet there are moments when the disharmony between objective reality and our own emotional state is painful and even surprising. It seems as if the world is provocatively uninterested in what is most dear to us.