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As Wendell Berry said it we should give our affection to things that are true just and beautiful Wendell Berry is a writer and farmer from Kentucky his literature has a focus on an unconditional love for people faithfulness and commitment He challenges us to live a live full of affection for community and for the Earth In his essay It all turns on affections he quotes Wallace Stegner in his argument that there are two kinds of people in this world those who are boomers and those who are stickers Boomers are those who pillage and run who want to make a killing and end up on easy street whereas stickers are those who settle and love the life they have made and the place they have made it in Stickers have very much been lost in our society today We are a society that idolizes and want to be like the boomers From a young age we are taught to strive to become something big and powerful we are taught to constantly be moving onto bigger and better things to never settle and to be remembered long after we are gone We believe that success is something that is tied to money and fame However Wendell Berry offers a different perspective and we see this perspective be brought to life in his novel and through the character Jayber Crow Jayber Crow is a sticker When Jayber is in his early 20s filled with questions and unsure of what to do he leaves the university he is attending and goes back to his childhood hometown of Port William Kentucky He becomes the towns Bachelor Barber and later grave digger and church janitor When Jayber Crow gets to Port William the people there welcome him in as if he had never even left A quiet man and a good listener Jayber recalls the lives of his friends and neighbors The men in the town stop
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