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In the case of the orchestra, the problems were not simple, the blame not one-sided. Across the board, people made mistakes in the months and years past. But these were not insurmountable. What was insurmountable was the uncompromising attitude, the arrogance and the narcissism of those who had the power to rectify the problems and move on. What was missing was a focus on the common good. The past generation, although imperfect, worked for the common good. They were willing to sacrifice and fight for its preservation. Our generation has embraced narcissism and entitlement.
We have chosen to step off a cliff from a place where the sun shone a bit brighter, the air was a bit fresher, the vision a bit clearer, and the music resounded in our hearts.
RAYMOND SPACK, Woodbury
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