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What, no miracles?

What, no miracles?
October 04, 2009, 02:49:42 PM
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What, no miracles?

Jack and Jill spent some days with their friend Simon on his small sailboat. One morning they woke up to find the boat was sinking.

"What in the world are we going to do?" Jill asked.

"Don't worry," said Jack, "Simon's very ingenious."

Simon called to them, "Come on, we've got to abandon ship."

Jill was alarmed, but Jack reassured her that Simon wouldn't let them down.

"We're only a hundred yards from shore," Simon said. "Let's go!"

"But how are we going to save ourselves?" the couple wanted to know.

"We're going to swim for it, of course!" Seeing Jack's look of disappointment, Simon asked him what was wrong.

Jack said, "I was hoping you could find a way of translating us directly ashore, without our having to get wet."  - Daniel Quinn - "Beyond Civilization"

This is some wise advice I wish I could get everyone who wants to "change the world" to read. Getting humanity out of this self-destructive civilization/culture isn't going to be something that just happens overnight. The sinking ship isn't within jumping distance of the shore. You've got to immerse yourself and swim through the waters of society to get to the shores of "a new tomorrow".