Unfortunately, as I've grown older; people just reaffirm to me how weak they are. Man appears rational until his basic comfort level or security is threatened. At that point in time, you see what a person really is made of. It's a matter of degrees and we certainly don't see the strength of character in those who we consider relevant in our society. In fact, they're some of the weakest individuals----the weakness of the rest of society is that they put them on pedestals and don't hold them accountable. It then affirms the weakness of the general social culture and participants. Man is basically flawed and the strong are the ones that can arise above their basic instincts and put others' interests on the level of their own interest----something that is in short supply in our culture of consumerism and self absorption.
#21 | Posted by matsop at 2015-04-21 10:17 AM | Reply | Flag:
Very well said sir. I rarely have agreed with you in the past but you are spot on here.