While pondering social work and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s upset against Joe Crowley, I was greeted with a beautiful notion. I am only 30 and can literally do anything I want. I mean, anyone can at any time, but I truly have no constraints. I am childless and single. This is encouraging.
Once in a while, I’ll read a bit from some overpriced, old book I bought at Bibliomania. Today I chose, The Scientific Spirit and Social Work by Arthur James Todd. His preface is wordy and abstract to me. I think, “Dammit, another hard book to comprehend!" See Everybody’s Political What’s What by George Bernard Shaw. I keep reading, rereading, and begin to understand his writing a little more. I am only on chapter 1, but its table of contents are alluring. II. The Philosophy of Social Betterment, III. Recent Tendencies in Social Reform, IX. Social Progress and Social Work. I am also interested in relearning political measurement and the connection Todd makes between social work, science, and my position.
I care less of my ignorance today. Alexandria is amazing and I am fucking hopeful.