Modern politicians could learn from Lear

In Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” the king has a poignant moment of insight when he realizes his failure to recognize the needs of the poor. In self-condemnation he utters these lines:

“Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. That thou mayst shake the superflux (surplus) to them. And show the heavens more just.”

Imagine our politicians having Lear’s insight.

Frank Tikalsky

Bayfield