Why things didn’t end up a-changin’ · Another story to be in · No one right way · Gotcha this way! · Gotcha that way!
Do you know anyone who still embraces the ideals of the hippie revolution? What are their ideas about making a living?
Who are “the folks who gave us powdered wigs”?
Once again Quinn describes his faltering efforts to fulfill a promise made to his readers, in this case to articulate “another story to be in.” Does this help you understand what he’s doing when he finally articulates it here?
Does “There is no one right way for people to live” seem to you to qualify as “a story”?
In what sense was this “the story that was enacted here during the first three or four million years of human life”?
How do you feel about Quinn’s suggestion that our story was “just a special case of a much wider story, written in the living community itself from the beginning, some five billion years ago”?
How do you think Quinn would answer this challenge: “Aren’t you saying that the way we currently live is the wrong way for people to live–or at least a’ wrong way?”
How do you think Quinn would answer this challenge: “Wouldn’t you agree that having one right way for people to live is a wrong way for people to live?”