Monday, March 1, 2010

what we need to do...

"Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required."
- Winston Churchill

Yeah, what he said.

What is required? As a teenager I angsted over how to leave the world a bit better than I found it. As a woman of an "age certain" I am now sorry very to see what scant success we,that is, my generation has made. And what a mucking fess we are leaving to our children. But we are not "shuffled off this mortal coil yet." So...what is required of us? What can we do to halt nuclear madness, be it nuclear power or nuclear weapons? How will we stop the ravaging acts of violence between humans and the swiftly escalating degradation of our physical world? What is required? This my deep and abiding question,today.

1 comment:

marcia said...

Interesting that as we try so hard to escape all our enemies, be they other humans or tiny viruses (viri?) (alumnus/alumni) or bacteria, we also keep on creating more ways to destroy human life as well. As Lynn Margolis has stated, "The bacteria are laughing. They say, 'No brains next time.' " What's worse is that we may be taking the rest of the earth down with us. We just have to keep on being what we believe is best, educating and celebrating ourselves and others while we're here. Sometimes the changes come after our lifetimes. (But maybe not always.)

I need to read about Winston Churchill. He said a lot of quoted things.

Angsted. Now there's a word I have not heard before!