Any Jackass Can Kick a Barn Down Takes a Carpenter to Build–PEACE QUOTE BUTTON
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Destroying stuff is a lot easier than building stuff up. Ironically, this seems to give a certain power to people who destroy or threaten to destroy stuff. Since destroying stuff is easier than building stuff up, there seems to be a certain efficiency, or competitive advantage if you will, to be a destroyer or terrorizer of destroying. While I don’t care much for this apparent bias that seems to favor the stupid and the violent on our planet, it seems to be a reality with which we must deal. Nonetheless, this reality also points to the value, and even sacredness, of those things which are both vulnerable and treasured. There seems to me to be a reality that is way beyond our ability to change that is good and beneficent. I think it is this deeper reality that has hardwired us for hope. Still, it is difficult not to have one’s attention distracted from this deeper reality when there seems to be plenty of stupid and violent behaviors to go around. I think that building and protecting those things in life which are both vulnerable and treasured is the most important battleground for humanity. Then, the real question becomes am I going to vote with my humanity for building up things of real value, or am I going to use the power vested in me by being human to destroy or threatening to destroy that which is built by others in order to get my own way, whatever that maybe. So, we need to pick sides. Do you want to be on the side of the jackasses, or do you want to be on the side of the carpenters? I hope that this answer is an easy one to nail.