We are not entitled to anything or anyone. The more you accept this, the happier you’ll be.
Interesting New York Times Opinion piece about the busyness everyone seems to be defaulting toward these days. Most cannot last more than 10 or 15 minutes when asked to think on their own.
"But you can’t solve or let go of problems if you don’t allow yourself time to think about them. It’s an imperative ignored by our culture, which values doing more than thinking and believes answers are in the palm of your hand rather than in your own head."
The Canon from Toledo, after trying to convince Don Quixote et al, why books of chivalry should be banished, he states privately why he actually loves them:
"And if this is done in a pleasing style and with ingenious invention, and is drawn as close as possible to the truth, it no doubt will weave a cloth composed of many different and beautiful threads, and when it is finished, it will display such perfection and beauty that it will achieve the greatest goal of any writing, which, as I have said, is to teach and delight at the same time. Because the free writing style of these books allows the author to show his skills as an epic, lyric, tragic, and comic writer, with all the characteristics contained in the sweet and pleasing sciences of poetry and rhetoric; for the epic can be written in prose as well as verse."