Bernie May in Learning to Trust writes of the Mazatec Indians, located in SW Mexico. Their culture is marked by the concept of “limited good.” Limited good means that there is only so much good, so much knowledge and so much love to go around. Accordingly, because good is limited, it is wise not to share it.
By this time of January, the holiday glow is off, but with it comes time to reflect on what just occurred. At Christmas, we take time as a family to sit down and make monetary gifts as a family. Typically, we make allocations according to age—the older ones get more to give away. (We may be ending that practice soon given what I witnessed among my younger boys.)
I googled Jared Loughner and got 52 million results. The news media is calling it the Tragedy in Tucson. And with the shootings, the pundits have come out on all sides. Some call for gun control. Some have attempted to root out or look for conspiracy theory themes. All express outrage—some of it moral, some political. Some have called him a right wing extremist. Others have even pondered his monetary philosophy.