|Originally posted by EddieZilker |
You seem to have this Zen like appreciation for agents of socially entropic decay.
Decay is a necessary step in the cycle of life, death, and ultimately transformation into new life. If we reject decay, then we are implicitly rejecting all life in this world, because none of it would exist but for decay.
Social decay is no different. Societies take on a life of their own, and all societies must also eventually have a death of their own. And from each society's death and decay the seedlings of the next will flourish and come to life. Those societies which exist today could never have existed were it not for the decay of the societies that preceded them, and the societies of the future depend our society's inevitable decay for their eventual existence.
Every great creation is preceded by, and eventually followed by, great destruction, and whosoever would be a creator finds his most invaluable assistance in destroyers. Unlike most human beings, I embrace this reality. I choose to embrace that cycle and reject the petty human instinct to engage in futile attempts at preservation.
Although their individual contributions are typically modest, these "agents of socially entropic decay" are collectively an invaluable asset to me, and indeed to the future of humanity generally. It is only proper, then, that I show them some small measure of appreciation.