Dialogue (Part I) (Chicago)

Terry Are you optimistic 'bout the way things are going? Peter No, I nver ever think of it at all Terry Don't you ever worry When you see what's going down? Peter No, I try to mind my business, that is, no business at all Terry When it's time to function as a feeling human being, will your Bachelor of Arts help you get by? Peter I hope to study further, a few more years or so. I also hope to keep a steady high Terry Will you try to change things, use the power that you have, the power of a million new ideas? Peter What is this power you speak of and this need for things to change? I always thought that everything was fine Terry Don't you feel repression just closing in around? Peter No, the campus here is very, very free Terry Does it make you angry the way war is dragging on? Peter Well, I hope the President knows what he's into, I don't know Terry Don't you ever see the starvation in the city where you live, all the needless hunger all the needless pain? Peter I haven't been there lately, the country is so fine, but my neighbors don't seem hungry 'cause they haven't got the time Terry Thank you for the talk, you know you really eased my mind I was troubled by the shapes of things to come. Peter Well, if you had my outlook your feelings would be numb, you'd always think that everything was fine