Letter to the editor: Mankind is slow-growing tween


To the editor:

When I was a college student, the most impressive thing that I ever learned was in a philosophy course.

The professor told us that a philosopher by the name of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was well known for saying that, at present, humankind is at the emotional, mental/psychological and spiritual developmental level of a 12-year-old child but would one day evolve into “adulthood.”

When I look around and see how we now often mistreat each other in our country, this observation really “speaks” to me. And I say that in realization that I, too, am one of the 12-year-olds.

With all of the heartaches and losses that each of us experiences in our lives, I want us to try to turn “to” each other rather than “on” each other.

Stewart B. Epstein
Rochester, N.Y.


  1. Hey! Have you heard? Joseph R. Biden, is the 46th President of the United States!
    Instead of division and subtraction, we will now focus on addition and multiplication.
    It is a very good day.


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