Friday, May 10, 2013

Universal Fragility

It just takes a brief view of human history and a minimal knowledge of current events to see that anyone can be impacted by tragedy no matter who they are. The fragility is universal.
Some humans rush to judgment when tragedy happens and blame the very victims of tragic events instead of understanding and accepting that they are just as vulnerable as any other being to cruel fate. As Aristotle stated Luck is when the other person gets hit with an arrow. Let us try not to be so solipsistic and realize other beings are not so lucky on this blue planet.
"I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops." — Stephen Jay Gould