Earthquakes, cyclones, hurricanes. Tens of thousands dead; many more without homes ... without anything.
And we complain when the price of gas goes up?
The natural disasters of late do put life in perspective. We sometimes think we know it all; have it all under control. But then life -- real life -- intervenes and suddenly the fact we're paying a little more for our pizza and paying even more to drive to the pizza parlor doesn't seem quite as important.
It's something we all have but don't all share. It's the framework for our approach to life and to society. It shapes who we are and explains why. And, yet, for some, it remains undefined.