Friday, September 15, 2006

Why...

If the bad people of the world comprise only a small percentage of the population, why do they make such an impact on our lives?...

Pain demands our attention.
It disrupts our lives.
Comfort is what we take for granted.
We don't appreciate comfort, love, peace...
until they are replaced by pain.

8 comments:

k said...

Yes.

This makes me think of something my sister and I used to puzzle about: how perfectly sensible women - including us - would end up with icky controlling guys more often than we should.

We realized that when we said *no thanks* to the nice guy after one or two attempts, he'd do the decent thing and respect our wishes.

The other kind would persist, and harangue, and cajole, until finally we'd go out to dinner with him just to shut him up.

Jean said...

k - good grief...flashbacks here!
glad I stick to my convictions now.

mr_g said...

I think the more that the bad stands out says a lot about the amount of good going on that made you stop and really take notice of the bad...just a thought

boneman said...

Yeah, comfort seems better after bouts of pain. Can't argue that.
Take it fer granted like not caring fer a warm, good hat.
Then it gets cold
and we're feelin' old
but, we're ever so glad there was heat where we shat.

Jean said...

Mr G - I like the way you think!

and, it is really good to see you here again, after such a long time away...hope you are well.


Boneman - very good example...thanks.

Aspergantus said...

Jean - I think that the bad are so loud, trying to convince the world that their ideas are right that the controlling powers to be lean their way to shut them up. That goes from Ksquest's experience to the nation and even the world.
Bottom line, its the proverbial squeaky wheel syndrome.
But...that's just my opinion...

Jean said...

aspergantus - hmmm...perhaps the good need to get noisier?

Aspergantus said...

That is exactly my point. Remember, it only took one person to get prayer out of government controlled schools. Since when does one person control the destiny of an entire nation of school children? I don't think the President even has that much power. Does he?