In his 1962 Nobel Prize winning speech John Steinbeck said:
The ancient commission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our many grievous faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement.
Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man’s proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit – for gallantry in defeat – for courage, compassion and love.”
Steinbeck has always been my favourite writer, mainly for his observations of everyday human life but also for his whimsy in the way he writes.
As an exercise during lockdown I have decided to start putting down my own observations and personal stories. Some will have an economics bent to them, but mainly as a tool for framing the observation rather than anything technical.
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