on A Chat with Kat:
Last Friday, I had a long, socially distanced chat with my almost-80-year-old volunteer lady. Halfway through, she started talking about her funeral arrangements. As an elderly person living alone and with no immediate relatives, this is a big concern for her. She said: “I’m so glad I’m on my way out. The world is a cold, unfriendly place. There’s no compassion nowadays. Do you agree?”
I didn’t have an answer for her, but I’ve been thinking about it this week. Is the world really getting worse?