Democracy: The Origin: Placation of upstarts by the powers that be.
Lost Opportunities: Too bad we usually feel too rotten to benefit from our sick-bed perspective.
Pet Dogs: Wolves we've moulded to embody what we most look for in each other.
Courage to Know: Somehow no fact, subatomic or cosmic, geo- or biologic, has quite the impact of the chrono- and necrologic.
Insomnia: He never lost sleep over his ultimate lot, but lost lots over his neighbour's new yacht.
Bach, Beethoven and Brahms: Given their historical failure in preventing abysmal behaviour, perhaps Beckett and co. should be tried the next go.
Directions: The modern is a cul-de-sac: one can only get out by going back.
Reactions: Superior wealth sparks envy, superiority itself resentment.
Beau Monde: One could bear it more if the fortunate laid less claim to merit.
A Different Approach: Perhaps becoming BORED by it all would facilitate the transition to our final state?