Day Brightener – “Who Is Shaking The Jar”

This tends to sum up the ‘human situation’. Thanks, Loren.

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I first recieved the following quote as a video featuring Mark Twain, while Twain may have penned this comment, it appears that it is more likely from Shera Starr. It also appeared in something from Sir David Attenborough. Regardless of the origin and regardless of your political leanings, this should resonate.

“If you catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 large black ants, and put them in a jar, at first, nothing will happen. However, if you violently shake the jar and dump them back on the ground the ants will fight until they eventually kill each other. The thing is, the red ants think the black ants are the enemy and vice versa, when in reality, the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. This is exactly what’s happening in society today. Liberal vs. Conservative. Black vs. White. Pro Mask vs. Anti-Mask. Vax vs. Anti-vax…

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34 thoughts on “Day Brightener – “Who Is Shaking The Jar”

  1. Everything don’t change much, but there HAS been a change of uncharacteristically large proportion since Donald Trump came into political power. Some see him as a hero of what was and ought to be again. Some see him as a villain who has stolen progress. I’ve never had an ounce of respect for Trump, however, one man can’t shake the jar hard enough to turn the “ants” against one another unless the ants already had it within themselves to turn violent toward one another. One might shake, but unlike ants, humans are not helpless, inexcusable, ignorant, incompetent, soulless, illogical or devoid of reasoning. We have made conscious choices to act as we are toward each other. No excuses. We can turn and act in beneficent ways without an external locus of control. We alone will be responsible for our choices.

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