There’s this broad social contract each of us has with society that is seldom acknowledge, but incredibly amazing.
Whenever we drive a car and don’t run anyone down we’re adhering to this standard.
Whenever we have a gun and don’t shoot someone we’re abiding by this policy.
Generally any time that we don’t maim or murder we are in line with this subtle social standard of conduct.
It’s weird how it just seems to exist all on its own. With no word ever spoken, or anything ever put into print. The instinct for survival seems to stretch far beyond the confines of self or even family. It seems it’s species wide and we are all willing participants in this vast convenant. Most of us anyway.
Think about how many cars travel down highways and freeways on any given day. Think about how many fatalities are actually physically possible. It could be apocalypse were we so inclined.
For the most part, we all abide by these silent rules. It’s mind boggling. To think that billions of people can go about their daily business without murdering each other.
just the sheer volume of opportunities we have each and every day to obliterate each other. it’s fascinating.
personally i think we’re all making a huge mistake. we should be killing each other. it’s economically and environmentally the responsible thing to do.