Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Getting to Know Yutang

July 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Seth Millstein

The wisdom of life consists 
in the elimination of all 
non-essentials

– Lin Yutang

No one would ever argue Janis Joplin wasn’t a genius. 

So it’s probably bad form to scrutinize one of her most famous lines, but here goes:

Is it true, that part in Me and Bobby McGee, about freedom?

Maybe freedom is not just another word for nothing left to lose. Especially as we approach Independence Day this year. Recently, a number of books and studies have attempted to put a finger on why the world feels so chaotic lately. Why do we feel so distracted and confused? Outside of all...

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