Thursday, June 9, 2011

what's wrong... what's right?

In 1908, when The Times of London invited several authors to write essays on the theme "What's Wrong with the World?",
G.K. Chesterton's response took the form of a letter:

Dear Sirs,
I am.
Sincerely yours,
G.K. Chesterton

The title of Tom Shadyac's documentary, I Am, comes from this story. At the end of the film, Shadyac states his hope that one day when asked "What's right with the world?" we can reply, in G.K. Chesterton style...

I am.

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