There are many famous sayings about the art of stupidity, arrogance and ignorance. Some of my favorites are the following:
- “Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
- “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
- “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein
- “Ignorance is bliss.” – Thomas Gray
I will be the first to hold my hand up to the insanity one because for some odd reason, I’ve repeatedly tried to save a certain pair of individuals from certain catastrophe. But what can you do when even their own families have sent them up the river only to watch them fall.
A good friend quoted Moby Dick to me tonight:
“Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!” -Moby Dick
I’ve also got to admit that a surprising emotion has succumb me. That is the realization that a woman’s wrath/love can be limitless in it’s spite. Even it means giving up the better part of her adult life to incarceration to simply inflict inconvenience upon someone. All that will be left in a short time will be her trail of destruction with friends and family, and then in time…even that will fade to a distant memory.
I only have one question: do we call the priest at the end of the green mile our “support team”?