Modern Man’s Search for Himself

There is so much happening in our age which compels us to ask ‘But where in the world am I?’

On November 9, 1969, Rabbi Olan voiced his concerns about the loss of self in a growingly impersonal world. As the knowledge of the vastness of space grew and the problems of the world loomed ever larger, how much could any one person really matter? Add to this the widespread practice of objectifying others – valuing them for only what they can do for you – and one’s sense of personal significance diminishes even more. To a radio audience likely feeling small and lonely, Rabbi Olan asked, “Where are you in life?” He was not speaking of location, of course.

Where are you and I in life today? What have we contributed to the betterment of the world? What tasks still need our attention while we have life and breath? Please take this message to heart. You are not irrelevant. You are needed!

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*Written by Tim Binkley*