We easily presume that survival requires certain instituted structures and systems to overstay their welcome. But, that is mere nostalgia. Institutions, though necessary, are less necessary than we think. That which is erected by Man will always be outlived by Man.
When society does things in a better way, that better way will always downsize some jobs, but many more work opportunities will spring up in their places. Better and better systems will be invented by the synergistic combination of opportunity and necessity.
In that process, humanity sheds institutions as a snake sheds its skin. Life always finds a way. · · · →
Build patiently. Productive people naturally feel like they have more projects than they can ever accomplish. Everyone feels this way at some point—that life is just not long enough.
Actually, that’s a feeling of youth and ambition.
Part of maturity is wanting to accomplish things in the small time life allows. Over-committing and feeling the pressure of our own decades-long “to-do” lists isn’t the most mature feeling, however. It’s just another step in the process of growing up.
Learn early on to let go of the lists you make—to wait, work, and love—all at the same time. · · · →
What did it feel like when Jericho’s walls fell? Either you were the enemy inside, the enemy outside, or the harlot who helped the spies.
Boom! Everything falls, dust everywhere. Is there time to worry about what the guy next to you is doing wrong? Do you still have the luxury of pointing your bloody finger at the hypocrite you chose to live next to?
When the defenses are down, the enemy charges, everyone runs while. All you can do is hold your own. That’s recompense. Whoever did whatever wrong, victory goes to whoever minds his own affairs best. · · · →
Love wins. Reconciliation has power to save us from all kinds of evil. Lincoln said, “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Sinatra said, “The best revenge is massive success.” Killing, crushing, smearing, destroying, controlling, oppressing—they never silence innocent blood from crying out for justice—they only make the cry louder.
Humans don’t hunger for death. We are only satisfied when friends have life and enemies become friends. If we can’t shine-out the darkness then there’s no point in striving. After all, humans are not the enemy of humans. Our enemy is quite inhuman. · · · →